August 10, 2022

UNSC meeting on North Korea missile launch falls flat, just ahead of new test

UN Security Council fails to condemn last week’s launch of ‘hypersonic’ weapon due to opposition from Russia and China

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) convened Monday to discuss North Korea’s Jan. 5 missile test but once again failed to issue a joint condemnation due to Russian and Chinese opposition.

According to its official schedule, the Council held a closed-door meeting on Monday evening (U.S. time) to discuss the DPRK’s test last week of a "hypersonic" missile, concluding just ahead of the North’s latest test of a presumed ballistic missile on Tuesday morning (Korea time).