May 17, 2017
NEW YORK- The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, discussing new measures, including additional sanctions, in response to North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch.
The United States and China have already launched talks on new sanctions aimed at halting North Korea's nuclear and missile development.
"Clearly, sanctions are a way to go," Elbio Rosselli, Uruguay's ambassador to the United Nations and the current president of the Security Council, told a press conference after the council's meeting. "There is ample possibility to go that way."
On Monday, North Korea claimed that it successfully tested a new medium-to-long-range ballistic missile on Sunday capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead.
At the council meeting, Japan and the United States pushed for additional sanction to increase pressure on North Korea. Britain and France are also positive about new sanctions.
But China and Russia, which support dialogue, are seen to be taking a cautious stance on additional sanctions.
Meeting the press ahead of the meeting, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, "We all have to send a sign to North Korea, and that is: no more." (Jiji Press)
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