With Secretary-General Hailing Measures as ‘Toughest Ever’, Some Warn against Military Build-up on Peninsula
The Security Council strengthened its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today, condemning that country’s 9 September nuclear test in the strongest terms.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2321 (2016) under Article 41, Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-member Council noted that the 9 September test had been carried out in violation and flagrant disregard of Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013, 2095 (2013) and 2270 (2016). It had also challenged the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
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