December 06, 2021

UN Security Council promises ‘measures’ following N.Korea’s nuke test

Japan says absence of significant countermeasures would be blow to council's credibility

NEW YORK – The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed on a press statement condemning North Korea’s nuclear test and saying its members will begin work on a new resolution to take “further significant measures.”

Afterward, Japan's Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa said if that the council does not take such measures, its “authority and credibility” will be put into question. He declined several media requests to spell out or give examples of the measure or sanctions that Japan has in mind, saying “we have to work with all member governments to have agreement.”