The US president has erroneously claimed that North Korea has backed Washington in imposing sanctions on Russia.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday added to his Gaffs list, clearly confusing the two Korean states.
Speaking at the Naval Academy graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, Biden discussed the importance of U.S. cooperation with allies in the interests of global security. As an example of such cooperation, he cited Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for military action in Ukraine.
“Did anyone think that when I called for sanctions against Russia, apart from NATO, Australia, Japan, North Korea, some of ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] Will countries stand up and support those sanctions? Asked the US leader.
U.S. President Biden, speaking to Naval Academy graduates, said North Korea had joined the U.S. sanctions against Russia, apparently confusing the country with South Korea. pic.twitter.com/LaUxPIpMKa
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North Korea, however, was one of five countries to vote in early March against a UN resolution condemning Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, which was widely banned by Washington itself.
Pyongyang has even accused “Hegemonic policy“The United States is fueling the conflict.
Russia and China, meanwhile, used their vetoes to block a draft UN Security Council resolution aimed at tightening international sanctions on North Korea. Countries have not vetoed any of North Korea’s previous sanctions packages, which have been in place since 2006.
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