May 17, 2022

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UNSC slams North Korea’s missile tests as ‘grave violation’

Security Council calls for member states to 'redouble' implementation efforts

The UN Security Council (UNSC) condemned North Korea’s latest back-to-back ballistic missile launches on Thursday, vowing to ramp up the enforcement of existing sanctions designed to thwart its nuclear and missile programs.

The Security Council said Wednesday’s back-to-back launches of two Musudan mid-range missiles inflamed tensions and contributed to North Korea’s development of delivery systems for its nuclear weapons. It said the tests were in “grave violation” of North Korea’s international obligations under five separate resolutions dating back to 2006.