UN Security Council vows sanctions over DPRK's missile test

UN Security Council vows sanctions over DPRK's missile test

The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned DPRK's latest ballistic missile test and vowed to ratchet up the pressure on the regime, including sanctions, ahead of an emergency meeting to discuss the launch.

The DPRK on Sunday launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the US mainland within reach.

In a statement, the 15-member council vowed strong measures in response to Pyongyang's "highly destabilizing behavior" and demanded a halt to "further nuclear and ballistic missiles tests."
Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of 2016, with the Security Council adopting two sanctions resolutions last year to ramp up pressure and deny leader Kim Jong Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs.

The statement also said it was of vital importance that the DPRK show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions."
"To that end, the Security Council demanded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missile tests," the council said, adding that it was ready to impose further sanctions on the country.


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