CBRN Assessment

UNSC condemns North Korean missile launch, engine test

24 March 2017

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned North Korea's most recent missile launch and rocket engine test.

"The launch and engine test are in grave violation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's [North Korea's official name] international obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions 1718 [passed in 2006], 1874 [2009], 2087 [2013], 2094 [2013], 2270 [2016], and 2321 [2016]," said the UNSC in a 23 March statement.

Pyongyang fired a yet unidentified missile on 22 March that appears to have exploded only seconds after being launched.

US Pacific Command said in a statement that it detected what it assessed as being "a failed North Korean missile launch" in the vicinity of Kalma in the country's eastern coastal province of Kangwon.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options:

(145 of 436 words)