- UNSC (= U.N. Security Council)
- 発射（後出 fire は発射する）
- ballistic missile
- nuclear weapon
- 太平洋（後出 waters は海域）
- Korean Central ... (KCNA)
- leader Kim Jong Un
- prelude to ～
- (be) committed to ～
- implementation of sanctions
- ban (on ～)
- 石炭（後出 lead は鉛）
UNSC criticizes N. Korean missile launch
UNITED NATIONS (AP) － The U.N. Security Council strongly criticized North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 29, repeating demands that North Korea stop its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.
The missile flew over Hokka‐ido and traveled almost 2,700 kilometers into the Pacific.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the missile was a Hwasong‐12, which the North had threatened to fire into waters near Guam.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called the launch a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam, the KCNA said.
After an emergency meeting on Aug. 29, the U.N. Security Council called North Korea's actions "outrageous," and called for North Korea to take "immediate, concrete actions" to "reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond."
The Security Council said it was committed to a diplomatic solution to the situation and called for strict implementation of its existing sanctions.
The latest sanctions include a ban on the North's exports of coal, iron, lead and seafoods, together worth over $1 billion for a country with total exports valued at just $3 billion last year.