The UN Security Council "strongly" condemns the missile launch by North Korea and vows to "expeditiously" adopt a resolution imposing new measures, says Rafael Ramirez, Venezuelan ambassador to the UN and current president of the council.
Ramirez says the launch on Sunday strengthens the Security Council's determination to "take further significant measures," which the council has promised to take if North Korea continues to violate international sanctions.
"In line with this commitment and the gravity of this most recent violation, the members of the Security Council will adopt expeditiously a new Security Council resolution with such measures in response to these dangerous and serious violations," Ramirez says.
Motohide Yoshikawa, Japanese ambassador to the UN, says the council is unified on the need to stop North Korea's violations of Security Council sanctions noting that "business as usual will no longer apply."
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