South Korea wants to strip North of UN membership

(From  The Korea Times)

South Korea plans to begin a campaign to unseat North Korea from the U.N., raising questions over the qualifications to be a member state, officials said, Friday.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

“It is based on consideration that North Korea has violated U.N. resolutions and deserted obligations stated in the U.N. Charter,” said a government official in a media interview.

The move came after South Korean delegates raised an official question over the North’s qualifications for its U.N. membership.

During a U.N. open discussion Monday on the U.N. charter’s principles and goals, South Korea’s U.N. ambassador Oh Joon questioned whether North Korea still has the right to be a U.N. member after reneging on membership obligations. Read More

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