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North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan, UN Security council calls it an ‘outrageous’ threat

A photo released by North Korea state media appearing to show the launch of a missile which flew from North Korea over Japan on August 29.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an “outrageous” threat. The UNSC also demanded that the country not launch any more missiles and must abandon all nuclear weapons and programmes.

In a statement the Security Council said it was of “vital importance” that North Korea take immediate, decisive actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement UN sanctions on North Korea.

“The Security Council stresses that these DPRK [North Korean] actions are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN member states,” said the statement, issued after closed-door meeting at UN headquarters.

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