United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

On Sunday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that the country's leader Kim Jong-un had overseen the Sunday test-launch of a Pukguksong (Polaris)-2 ground-to-ground missile and "approved the deployment of this weapon system for action".

Analysts say limited surgical USA missile strikes would not be able to destroy North Korea's extensive nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals that are reportedly in numerous fortified underground sites across the country.

"Today the USA mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike", North Korea's state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile successfully tested a day earlier that is capable of reaching several US bases in the region.

North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets. Some of them believe that it could develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland by 2030 or later.

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Kim, the North Korean envoy, told Friday's news conference that if the Trump administration wants peace on the Korean Peninsula it should replace the Armistice Agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace accord and halt its anti-North Korea policy, "the root cause of all problems". Its last missile test was on Sunday.

China has been infuriated by the US deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its own security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea.

France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said he hopes the council will move ahead on a strong new resolution that imposes tougher new sanctions against North Korea and requires better implementation of existing sanctions.

North Korea a week earlier successfully tested a new midrange missile - the Hwasong 12 - that it said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Such language has become standard following a series of North Korean missile tests in recent months.

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