The UN security Council condemned the North Korean tests of ballistic missiles conducted in violation of six resolutions on 11 February 2017 and 19 October 2016. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“These launches are a serious violation of international obligations of the DPRK on Security Council resolutions 1718, 1874, 2087, 2094, 2270, 2321”, — the statement, endorsed by the security Council.
In addition, the Council members agreed to continue to monitor the situation and to take “further significant measures, in accordance with previously expressed intentions of the Council.”
“The members of the Security Council expressed regret that the DPRK is directing resources on ballistic missiles, when the people of the DPRK is in great need,” — the document says.
The members of the security Council gathered in closed consultations after the first of this year’s testing of ballistic missiles of the DPRK at the initiative of two member countries — the United States and Japan and South Korea.
On 12 February, North Korea carried out a launch of a ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 (“Pukhansan-2”, “Severnaya Zvezda-2”) medium-range class “Musudan”. In testing was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. Pyongyang announced about the successful test.
The DPRK in 2016, has spent more than 20 launches of ballistic missiles and two nuclear tests. These actions violate the resolutions of the UN security Council.