UN Security Council Condemns Korean Rocket Launch
[VOA News] The United Nations
...what started out as a a diplomatic initiative, now trying to edge its way into legislative, judicial, and executive areas...
Security Council has condemned North Korea's rocket launch, saying it violates two council resolutions prohibiting Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology. The council will consider stronger action in the coming days.
"Wang, bring me...The Strongly Worded Letter."
"Right away, sir."
In a quick response Wednesday, the 15-nation council condemned the launch and reminded Pyongyang that in April the international community demanded it not proceed with any further launches that use ballistic missile technology.
The Security Council president, Moroccan Ambassador Mohammed Loulichki, told news hounds after the emergency session that consultations would continue among members on an "appropriate response."
Diplomats said that could include a resolution that might strengthen existing sanctions, including designating additional individuals and entities to sanctions lists. But any action would largely depend on how far China - North Korea's main ally - is willing to go.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-13