The U.N. Security Council has condemned North Korea’s latest missile tests, including the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido Tuesday morning. This is the Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho.
Koro Bessho: “Japan welcomes the swift adoption of the presidential statement strongly condemning the most recent ballistic missile launch by North Korea, which flew over Japan, and also demanding North Korea immediately cease all such actions. This demonstrates the unity of the Security Council and sends a strong and clear message to North Korea that the international community will not accept its reckless behavior.”
The Security Council did not vote to impose further sanctions against North Korea. Both Russia and China urged negotiations and blamed the U.S. military activity on the Korean Peninsula for escalating tensions.