UN Condemns N. Korea Missile Launch

More than a week after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, the U.N. Security Council has finally gotten around to condemning it. Although Pyongyang claimed the rocket carried only a satellite, several nations called it a cover for a long-range missile test. The Security Council unanimously called on North Korea to obey a 2006 resolution that banned missile tests, and Japan’s UN ambassador called the April 5 launch a “provocative act.” The 15-member Security Council also said it would tighten sanctions against North Korea.