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UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the United States mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead".

The ballistic missile launch comes after the North Korean dictator promised more nuclear and missile tests and claimed the United States mainland was within "sighting range for strike".

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council yesterday stressed the importance of North Korea immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action.

The statement stresses the importance of working to reduce tensions and maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

USA began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions.

Earlier UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea over its latest ballistic missile launch and called on Pyongyang to return to denuclearization.

Under UN resolutions, North Korea is barred from developing nuclear and missile technology, with six sets of sanctions imposed on the isolated regime since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks at a Security Council in April at the United Nations Headquarters, in NY.

France's United Nations ambassador says Security Council members are working on a resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea and strengthen enforcement of existing sanctions.

The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss North Korea's latest provocation Tuesday.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday it is time for many nations to "send a strong, unified message that this is unacceptable, and I think you'll see the worldwide community do that".

The North test-fired 10 ballistic missiles this year alone.

Pictures that have emerged online show the leader of the rogue nation happily watching over as North Korea launched the missile reportedly capable of carrying a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". Its ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time, any place".

On Monday morning, North Korea officially confirmed that it had conducted the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile a day before.

On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the USA base at Guam" in the Pacific.

"We consider (the missile test) counter-productive, harmful and unsafe", Putin told reporters after an worldwide forum in Beijing.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "reckless", "provocative" and "unlawful".

The White House reacted by calling for stronger sanctions from other countries around the world. China really is the key in dealing with the North Korea issue.

Kim Dong-yub, a professor at South Korea's Kyungnam University, told South Korean media the missile might be able to reach Alaska and Hawaii if fired from a standard angle.

A day before, North Korea fired off a missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation.

Tokyo says the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile.

Japanese officials said Sunday that the missile flew for a half-hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan.


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