UNSC condemns North Korea’s missile launch; Pyongyang charges that the resolution is ‘unjust’ and ‘brigandish’
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  • The UN Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s missile launch of April 5. The resolution unambiguously stated that Pyongyang was in breach of its obligations under a 2006 UNSC resolution that requires North Korea not to undertake missile launches1. While Japan and the US wanted a stronger and legally binding resolution, China and Russia were opposed to excessively punitive measures. Pyongyang reacted harshly to the resolution terming it a "brigandish," "wanton" and "unjust" violation of its sovereignty2. It has also threatened to pull out of the Six-Party talks. China on its part has called for restraint and insisted that North Korea continue with the process of negotiations