United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test on Friday as a "brazen breach" of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Britain and Australia condemn the latest nuclear test by North Korea and say China should use its influence to persuade Pyongyang to end the detonations. James Valles reporting (@jamesvalles)
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday requiring inspections on all cargo going to and from North Korea. Additionally, North Korean trade representatives in Syria, Iran and Vietnam will be added to a U.N. blacklist. Washington and Beijing negotiated the deal in response to North Korea's Jan. 6 nuclear test.
U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday there is strong, bipartisan support in Congress for strong sanctions against North Korea. The legislation would be designed to punish North Korea for alleged nuclear tests it conducted later this week.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's fourth nuclear test, saying it will draft a new resolution that includes "further significant measures" against the reclusive country. (more)
Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has condemned North Korea's nuclear test. "The announced nuclear test by DPRK, if confirmed, is a grave threat to international peace and security. I strongly urge DPRK to observe the moratorium on nuclear testing and join the 183 States Signatories who have signed the CTBT," he said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.