UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

"The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting this ballistic-missile launch", the council said in the statement, referring to the April 15 launch.

"If we have to start looking at sanctions or other actions, we will", US Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters.

The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of which failed.

The U.S. had accused Russian Federation on Wednesday of blocking the council statement by insisting on including a previous call for "dialogue".

In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying the Trump administration may name North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, the ruling party's official newspaper says Pyongyang may have to hit the us with a "super-mighty preemptive strike".

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres separately said "everything" must be done to confront the threat from North Korea and ensure that its missile and nuclear programs do not pose an global threat.

The Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, Reuters reported last week, citing US officials.

The council expressed its strong determination to deal more proactively with North Korea's provocations by stating that their further signification measures include sanctions, the ministry said in a press release on Friday (Korean time).

Tensions have risen after U.S. President Donald Trump took a hard rhetorical line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programs seen by Washington as a direct threat. Such actions by the United States and its global allies, as well as continued military exercises on the coasts near the DPRK, are considered by Pyongyang as an open sign of hostility and constant threat. Vice President Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly an "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

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