U.N. Against North Korea Launch


According to BBC World News, the U.N. Security Council spoke out against North Korea on March 19, 2016. North Korea, known for its flamboyant displays of military might, launched two medium-range missiles in a new series of provocative tests. The Security Council has condemned North Korea’s launches, calling them a violation of U.N. resolutions against ballistic missile testing.

Two weeks prior, the Security Council issued a new round of sanctions against North Korea, which the council has called the toughest sanctions, to date. Working with other member nations, the Security Council has been trying to gain compliance from a nation that has repeatedly distanced itself from the global community.

The U.N. has been urging all member nations to reinforce these sanctions, in attemptsĀ to gain North Korea’s cooperation concerning the ban on ballistic missile testing. As of March 19, the tests carried out by North Korea, and its leader Kim Jong-Un, are in violation of established resolutions.

For now it is clear, the council has had enough with North Korea’s disregard for the international law and has spoken out against their launch.

By Harrison Baker


BBC News: UN Condemns N Korea Missile Launches

ABC News: UN Strongly Condemns North Korea BallisticĀ Missile Launches

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