UN Security Council Berates Latest North Korea Missile Launch

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch, calling on Pyongyang to take immediate action to reduce tensions in the region, The Associated Press reports.

“The Security Council, resolute in its commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, emphasizes the vital importance of immediate, concrete actions by the DPRK to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond,” the Security Council said in a statement following.

The Council held a emergency meeting regarding North Korea’s latest antics, but however, didn’t call for any new sanctions to be leveled against the Pyongyang regime, AP notes.

Previously, the Council unanimously voted to impose its hardest-hitting financial penalties on Pyongyang. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, suggested on Tuesday that North Korea’s latest action should be met with a “serious” retaliatory response, stating that “enough is enough.”

Tuesday’s test is the most recent in a series of aggressive missile tests that have taken place over this summer, The Hill reports. President Trump said earlier this week that “all options” are on the table when it comes to dealing with the regime, which announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong-un has requested further weapons tests targeting the region.

“This regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,” Trump stressed.

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