North Korea warns UN council, tests new missile

May 29th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, May 29 (DPA) North Korea warned the UN Security Council Friday that it would take “further self-defence measures” if the council imposed more sanctions on it for this week’s nuclear test as media reports said it fired another short-range missile.
North Korea denounced the Security Council, which includes Pyongyang’s traditional allies China and Russia, for its unanimous condemnation of Monday’s atomic test, North Korea’s second after an initial test in 2006.

“Should the UN Security Council attempt further provocations, our further self-defence measures will be inevitable in response,” North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement released on the official Korean Central News Agency.

Meanwhile, the launch of North Korea’s six short-range missile since Monday’s test was carried out from its east coast, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said, citing unnamed informed sources.

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