Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

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Security Council President Mohammed Loulichki (file photo)

The Security Council has condemned the launch of a rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling it a clear violation of resolutions banning the country from conducting ballistic missile tests.

In a statement following a closed door meeting on Wednesday, members said they will continue consultations on an appropriate response given the urgency of the matter.

The statement was read by Ambassador Mohammed Loulichki of Morocco, the Security Council President for December.

 "Members of the Security Council recalled that in April 2012 they demanded the DPRK not to proceed with any further launches using ballistic missile technology and also expressed the Council's determination to take action accordingly in the event of a further DPRK launch. ” (Duration: 24 secs)

South Korean ambassador Kim Sook, who attended the Security Council meeting, also spoke to reporters.

He called the launch "a very dangerous challenge" to the security of his country and to peace and stability internationally.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

Duration: 1’10

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