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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea, vows action

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest rocket launch and promised to take punitive steps, while Washington vowed to ensure the 15-nation body imposed “serious consequences” on Pyongyang as soon as possible. “The…



UN calls on DPRK to refrain from ballistic missile tests

The United Nations has joined the chorus of voices calling on North Korea to abandon its plan to launch a satellite later this month. “The Secretary-General believes that it is important for the DPRK to refrain from using ballistic missile technology and to work for the peace…


US would be OK with a North Korean satellite, but not a launch

The U.S. government says it doesn’t have a problem with North Korean satellites in space, just as long as they aren’t launched on North Korean rockets. That distinction could be important in coming months as North Korea moves towards attempting to put a second satellite into space….



DPRK diplomat disrupts Human Rights meeting

A North Korean delegate interrupted an event being held at the United Nations on Thursday that was focusing on Human Rights in the DPRK. The event was organized by the U.S. and featured Ambassadors Samantha Power and Robert King on the panel alongside journalist Barbara Demick and…


DPRK takes Ulchi war games protest to UN

North Korea has taken its protest of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian war games to the United Nations. Ja Song Nam, the DPRK’s ambassador to the U.N. sent a letter earlier this week to the president of the Security Council protesting the exercise, which is due…