UN asks N Korea to cease ‘extremely troubling’ missile tests

United Nations says North Korea’s missile test is “extremely troubling,” calls for a stop to further provocations

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides from a submarine the underwater test-fire of a missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016.

Updated Apr 26, 2016

The United Nations on Monday described North Korea's latest missile test as "extremely troubling" and called on Pyongyang to "cease any further provocative action."

North Korea launched the ballistic missile from a submarine on Saturday, while the Security Council issued a strong condemnation of the latest test-launch.

"The latest launch is extremely troubling as it constitutes a violation of relevant Security Council resolutions," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

"Once again we urge the DPRK to cease any further provocative action," he said.

North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test in January and has since test-fired missiles and launched a satellite-born rocket that was alleged to be a disguised ballistic missile test.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN hailed the latest missile launch as an "eye-opening success."

In March, the Security Council imposed the toughest sanctions to date against North Korea claiming it defied resolutions banning the development of nuclear and ballistic missile technology.

It was the fifth set of UN sanctions to hit North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.

TRTWorld and agencies