Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea this week scoffed at a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that it quit launching missiles and return to six-party talks. “The vicious, hostile policy of the U.S. and the irresponsibility of the U.N. Security Council have created an extremely dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement. “Our republic will bolster its war deterrent for self-defense in every way, by all means and methods, now that the situation has reached the worst phase.” The U.N. resolution bars all sales of materials that could aid North Korea’s weapons programs. But because China threatened to veto any measure that had real teeth, the resolution lacks any provision for punishing North Korea for noncompliance.
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