UN Security Council Rips North Korea Missile Test, Threatens New Sanctions
06:02, May 30, 2017
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In the statement on Monday, the UN Security Council stressed on the importance of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action".
North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested a new type of rocket in its latest missile launch, as analysts said it showed an unprecedented range that brought U.S. bases in the Pacific within reach.
North Korea, increasingly isolated over its repeated weapons tests in violation of United Nations resolutions, on Monday renewed its accusation of a USA and South Korean intelligence plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un.
The Security Council plans to convene a closed-door emergency meeting on North Korea on Tuesday afternoon, as jointly called by the United States, Japan and South Korea.
"North Korea is capable of continuing to develop longer-range missiles", physicist David Wright said, adding the regime's longest test to date shows they are inching closer to a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that North Korea's latest missile test was "dangerous", but he warned that Pyongyang was being intimidated and called for a peaceful solution to regional tensions.
South Korea's newly-elected President Moon Jae-in said the launch was a "reckless provocation".
In a statement, the 15-member Council demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests.
Within North Korea's existing operational arsenal are the Hwasong-5 and 6, Rodong, and Musudan missiles.
"The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on 28 April and 13 May 2017", the council members said in a press release for the media.
Kim warned that the USA mainland is in "sighting range for a strike" and that North Korea "has all-powerful means for a retaliatory strike".
Japanese officials say the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).
North Korea has maintained that the missile test was in response to the nuclear dangers and threats posed by the USA and its allies.
Leader Kim Jong-Un's ambition is to develop a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States.
But on Tuesday, a North Korean diplomat defended its recent missile test-launch, telling the UN Conference on Disarmament it was a legitimate act of self-defence under global law.
But in comments that appeared aimed at the USA, he said that "intimidating the DPRK is unacceptable", using an acronym of North Korea. Kim's ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time, any place".
In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.
Sunday's missile launch also tested the North's capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", the state news agency said.
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