Council condemns Sunday’s test-firing, moves for more tough measures
THE United Nations Security Council on Monday vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against North Korea as it prepared for a closed-door meeting called in response to the latest missile launch.
In a unanimous statement backed by the North’s ally China, the council strongly condemned the test-firing on Sunday and instructed the UN sanctions committee to redouble efforts to implement a series of tough measures adopted last year.
The council also agreed to “take further significant measures including sanctions” to force North Korea to change course and end its “highly destabilising behaviour”.
The United States-drafted statement was agreed on the eve