With respect to ballistic missile testing, sanctions or not, North Korea persists ... and sign. In response to the latest round of sanctions imposed by the Security Council of the United Nations Tuesday, January 22, the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that North Korea plans to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and continue testing nuclear.
The UN resolution was in response to the December 12 launch of a rocket North Korea officially intended to put a satellite in orbit, but considered by the United States and its allies as a disguised missile test new long-range ballistic in violation of UN resolutions 2006 and 2009, which prohibit any activity Pyongyang nuclear or ballistic.
Resolution Tuesday unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council condemns the shooting of 12 December, requires that Korea not conduct any further nuclear test or launch another using technology and ballistic missile threat Pyongyang decisive action in the event of another nuclear test or shooting.
It also adds to the list of entities subject to UN sanctions (essentially an asset freeze and travel ban) Space Agency North Korean (Korean Committee for Space Technology) and five commercial banks or north Korean, as well as four individuals, two senior space agency officials and two banks.
The list of sanctions already included 11 entities, including banks and commercial enterprises, as well as five individuals-three nuclear officials and two directors of commercial companies who helped Pyongyang to obtain sensitive technology.
The unanimous vote of the 15 members of the Council is an important message that warns North Korea it will suffer consequences for its flagrant violations of UN resolutions, said the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, preventing it pay a price higher and higher if it chooses confrontation with the international community.
And yet this is exactly what North Korea has chosen: the confrontation, and even provocative: "We will take concrete measures to expand and strengthen our military self-defense, including nuclear deterrence" , replied the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.