UN Security Council Condemns Pyongyang on Latest Missile Launch

Ballistic MissileOSINT SUMMARY

United Nation Security Council (UNSC) at last has spoken on Pyongyang’s ballistic missile tests.

On Tuesday 6th September 2016, United States had called on UNSC to take action against North Korea for disregarding UNSC resolutions on such kind of tests.

U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said the Security Council must remain united in the condemnation of these tests and must take action to enforce the words inked on paper.

On Monday 5th September 2016, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles which landed into Sea of Japan about 200-250 kilometers (120-160 miles) west of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern-most Main Island.

World leaders at a G-20 summit in China condemned North Korea which previously had conducted ballistic tests saying the move is a violation of Security Council resolutions and a show of.

North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006. The 15-member Security Council toughened the sanctions in March 2016 in response to North Korea‘s fourth nuclear test launched in January 2016 and the launch of a long-range rocket in February 2016.

However, North Korea continues to rejects the ban saying its infringement on its sovereign right to pursue a space program and self-defense.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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