Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations Security Council failed to agree on a statement to ease tension on the Korean peninsula, Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.
“We have a situation of very serious political tension and no game plan on the diplomatic side,” Churkin told reporters in New York today after the 6-hour meeting.
Churkin urged South Korea not to conduct planned live-firing drills today on an island that North Korea shelled last month. He said he wants the UN Secretary General to appoint a special envoy to Korea.
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