UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea's test-firing of two medium-range ballistic missiles as violations of council resolutions.
The council met Thursday evening after the United States asked for an urgent meeting. It was unclear what kind of response the U.S. was seeking, but Ambassador Samantha Power walked out with no comment to reporters.
The launch of the Rodong missiles on Wednesday — for the first time since 2009 — violates U.N. resolutions banning ballistic missile launches and marks a major escalation from a series of shorter-range rocket launches the North has staged in recent weeks to protest annual military drills by the U.S. and South Korea.
The Security Council has agreed to "consult on an appropriate response," said the current council president, Luxembourg Ambassador Sylvie Lucas.