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U.S. Calls On UN to Strengthen North Korea Sanctions After Missile Test

  • ICBM test called an ‘egregious and unprovoked escalation’
  • China and Russia signaled they would oppose new UN action
Kim Jong Un at a test-fire of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at an undisclosed location in North Korea, on March 24

Kim Jong Un at a test-fire of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at an undisclosed location in North Korea, on March 24

Source: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP Photos

The U.S. called on the United Nations to “update and strengthen” sanctions on North Korea following the country’s launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile since November 2017.

U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council on Friday that she would soon introduce a resolution to address North Korea’s nuclear proliferation, describing the latest missile test as an “egregious and unprovoked escalation.”