Security Council: Press Statement on Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Dec 12, 2012

(Security Council press statement on Democratic People's Republic of Korea as read out by the Security Council President)

"The Security Council held consultations to address the serious situation and the concerns arising from the launch using ballistic missile technology by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Members of the Security Council condemned this launch, which is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions 1718 and 1874.

Members of the Security Council recalled that in April 2012 they demanded the DPRK not proceed with any further launches using ballistic missile technology and also expressed the Council’s determination to take action accordingly in the event of a further DPRK launch.

Members of the Security Council will continue consultations on an appropriate response, in accordance with its responsibilities given the urgency of the matter."

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