UN condemns North Korea test
- Published: 13 Feb 2013 at 06.58
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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Wednesday "strongly condemned" North Korea's third nuclear test amid US demands that it face new sanctions to halt its weapons development.
A unanimously agreed Security Council statement passed early Wednesday Thailand time said that because of the "gravity" of North Korea's defiant gesture, the 15-member council "will begin work immediately on appropriate measures"."The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation" of three council resolutions, said the statement, read to reporters by South Korea's Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan after emergency consultations."There continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security," added the statement, which highlighted a threat made by the council in January to take "significant action" if North Korea staged a new nuclear test."In line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council will begin work immediately on appropriate measures in a Security Council...
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