MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the UNSC unanimously adopted the resolution expanding sanctions against North Korea.
“The new resolution is quite tough. But this is a necessary measure called forward because over the past 10 years North Korea has provocatively ignored the demands of the Security Council on resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, 2087, and 2094, according to which Pyongyang must immediately end its nuclear missile programs. We remind you that resolutions passed by the Security Council are obligatory for all UN member states,” the statement reads.
On January 6, North Korea said it had successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which triggered a wave of condemnation from the international community. On February 7, Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test, and launched a ballistic missile in February in violation of the Security Council resolutions.