The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea’s “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade U.N. sanctions.
Council members emphasized “the importance of full compliance” with the six rounds of increasingly tougher sanctions in a statement after closed-door discussions.
North Korea continues to defy the sanctions dating back to 2006, carrying out nuclear and ballistic missile tests to develop the ability to deliver nuclear weapons at long distances. Its leader, Kim Jong Un, has also been accused by South Korea of sending agents to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to kill his half brother Kim Jong Nam using what Malaysian police said was VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon.
Britain’s U.N. ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, expressed hope that if Malaysia has evidence that VX was used in the Feb. 13 attack at Kuala Lumpur airport, it will send the evidence to the chemical weapons watchdog and the Security Council.Speech