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U.N. chief says no communication with North Korea is dangerous
April 28, 2017 / 2:50 PM / in 6 months

U.N. chief says no communication with North Korea is dangerous

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that he is alarmed by the risk of military escalation on the Korean Peninsula.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 15th Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

“The absence of communication channels with the DPRK (North Korea) is dangerous,” he told the 15-member council. “We need to avoid miscalculation and misunderstanding. We need to act now to prevent conflict and achieve sustainable peace.”

Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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