The U.N. Security Council discussed North Korea’s latest missile tests Thursday and plans to issue a statement which condemns the same. Informal consultations were conducted by UN on the issue under the requests of United states, according to diplomatic sources. US made a request following North Korea’s unsuccessful launch of two missiles and as fears grow that the regime is preparing to conduct a fifth nuclear test.
Members of the council agreed to adopt a press statement decrying the launches and urging the North to cease additional provocations. The council stressed that North Korea violated UN resolutions that bar Pyongyang from developing nuclear and ballistic missile technology.
Earlier, the U.S. State Department strongly denounced the North’s launches as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and said it would “raise our concerns at the U.N. to ensure that international resolve remains firm in holding the DPRK accountable for these provocative actions.”