OW (AFP) - The UN Security Council resolution expected to be adopted after North Koreas nuclear test should not include any economic embargoes against Pyongyang, Russias UN envoy said Wednesday.
Our task is that the introduction of economic embargoes against North Korea not be included in this resolution, Vitaly Churkin told reporters in a video conference from New York.
The five permanent United Nations Security Council members including Russia are in talks on a new resolution to punish North Korea for its May 25 nuclear test the second since 2006.
The United States is pushing for tougher sanctions on the North over its nuclear defiance, but Russia has in the past opposed such measures.
There will be diplomatic signals... but we need to resolve the economic problems faced by North Korea. These problem will not be solved through a UN resolution but through a diplomatic process, Churkin said.