In a statement issued at the extraordinary meeting, the Council members called on Pyongyang to take immediate action to reduce tensions
WASHINGTON – the UN Security Council has condemned as “outrageous” launch of a ballistic missile, flown over Japan, and demanded from Pyongyang to stop its missile program.
However, Council members did not resort to threats to impose new sanctions against the isolated regime.
North Korea said that the launch of ballistic missiles and medium-range missiles were a response to joint military exercises the US and South Korea, and the first step in military action to “deter” the us territory of GUAM.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has ordered the first missile launch from the capital of Pyongyang, saying that there should be a new exercises, the purpose of which will be the Pacific, said Wednesday the North Korean news Agency KCNA.
“These exercises on launching ballistic missiles, resembling a real fight, are the first step in the military operations of the Korean people’s army in the Pacific, and a significant prelude to the containment of GUAM,” said Kim Jong-UN, according to KCNA.
The statement of the UN Security Council referred to “the vital need for” the adoption of the DPRK immediate and concrete steps to reduce tensions.
The Security Council called on all countries to respect the UN sanctions regime against Pyongyang.
However, the statement prepared by the United States and adopted by consensus, does not contain threats of new sanctions against North Korea.
Diplomats argue that veto-wielding China and Russia usually ready to go on the strengthening of sanctions only in the case of launching long-range missiles or nuclear tests.
The ambassadors of China and Russia in the UN opposed any unilateral sanctions against North Korea, and repeated calls to renounce the deployment in South Korea, the U.S. missile defense system.
“I hope that we will be able to adopt a strong resolution following this statement,” said journalist after the meeting of the Ambassador of Japan to the UN Coro a great choice for
Speaking at an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that Pyongyang has violated all the resolutions of the Security Council, and the world United in opposition to his actions.
“The North Korean regime is time to recognize the danger they are taking, said Haley. – The US will not allow to continue this lawlessness, and the rest of the world will be with us.”