The United Nations Security Council has strongly denounced the latest missile provocation by North Korea, vowing to take additional "significant" measures against the regime.
The 15 members of the UNSC unanimously adopted a statement on Monday condemning the North for Saturday’s botched intermediate-range missile launch attempt.
In the statement, the UN body criticized the North for seriously violating its obligations to the international community.
The UNSC added that members agreed to “closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures.”
The UNSC is working to adopt a new set of sanctions against Pyongyang following its fifth nuclear test on September ninth. The resolution is presumed to be tougher than existing sanctions under Resolution 2270 which was adopted over the North’s fourth nuclear test in January.
According to the South Korean and U.S. militaries, the North fired what is presumed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile at 12:33 p.m. Saturday near Kusong City in North Pyongan Province, but it ended in failure immediately after the launch.