New York, May 26: The UN security council strongly condemned and imposed more sanctions against North Korea for testing a nuclear device in violation of its resolutions. The act of North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday, May 24, stunned the world particular South Korea and Japan which consider the action a threat to their security.
US ambassador, Susan Rice said, "the meeting was brief and everybody spoke and essentially took the same view." She said, "We are now resolved to work on a new resolution, a strong resolution and strong contents."
"The US believes that this is a grave violation of international law and threat to regional and international security, and therefore the United States will seek a strong resolution and strong measures," Rice added.
Rice also said, "The United States is in favour of sanctions." She added that the decisions to condemn North Korea was swiftly accepted by all 15 council members.
Japan's UN ambassador Yukio Tasaku told to reporters that the nuclear test was a 'direct threat' against the country and an 'extremely grave challenge to the international community.' He said that Tokyo supports sanctions against North Korea. However council of members said the negotiations were to begin on Tuesday, May 26 at UN headquarters in New York for a new draft resolution with the sanctions.