UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

World News

0  Updated at 2:21 pm, April 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — North Korea’s failed missile test has drawn new fire at the United Nations.

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, speaking for the UN Security Council, said North Korea’s rocket launch, though a failure, “caused grave security concerns.”

“The Security Council demands that the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) not proceed with any further launches using ballistic missile technology,” Rice said.

With the support of China, the Security Council issued a statement that “strongly condemns” North Korea and warns of the possibility of new sanctions.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio