North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) and his daughter pose with soldiers involved in the test-firing of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) and his daughter pose with soldiers involved in the test-firing of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: AFP

US, Asian allies go it alone on North Korean sanctions as China, Russia block UN moves

  • China and Russia have vetoed recent resolutions seeking to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, despite earlier backing similar moves
  • US-China rivalry has increased North Korea’s strategic value for Beijing and caused its swing towards ‘non-compliance’ on UN moves, observer says

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) and his daughter pose with soldiers involved in the test-firing of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) and his daughter pose with soldiers involved in the test-firing of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: AFP
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