UN council meets on N. Korea, decides to do nothing

Posted: April 6, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in United Nations
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UN Security CouncilIf anyone still needs a proof UN is a useless organization, it comes in a recent report on UN’s decision on North Korea’s recent missile launch. The UN has decided to… Do nothing! Yes, the Security Council met for an urgent meeting yesterday, and then it “agreed to continue consultations on the appropriate reaction”. Swell.

The 15-nation council began emergency closed-door consultations shortly after 3 p.m. EDT/1900 GMT to discuss North Korea’s firing of a long-range rocket on Sunday.

The United States, Japan and South Korea say the launch violated council resolutions banning the firing of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang, which has tested a nuclear device and is in stalled six-party talks about ending its nuclear program.

“The United States’ view is this is serious, it’s a violation and it merits an appropriately strong United Nations response,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told the ABC program “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

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