Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed on Sunday the UN Security Council resolution tightening the sanctions imposed on North Korea amid ongoing missile tests and said that Tokyo would collaborate with Moscow and Beijing for implementation of this resolution.
"As a member of the UN Security Council, the government of Japan will continue close collaboration with the United States and South Korea, as well as with other participating countries… China and Russia for effective implementation of the UNSC resolution," Abe said in a statement published by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution tightening the sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile activity. The document implies prohibition of imports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood from the Asian nation by the UN member states.
Within the framework of the resolution, the UN members would not be available to open joint ventures or cooperative entities with North Korean entities or individuals, as well as not to increase the number of North Korean workers already engaged in the projects on the territories of the member states.
In July, North Korea conducted two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in violation of previous UN Security Council resolutions. The latest launch was carried out on July 28. According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the test was successful with the missile having reached the altitude of 3,725 kilometers (2,314 miles) and traveled 998 kilometers for about 47 minutes before falling in the Sea of Japan.