Seoul, Feb 10: South Korea’s parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s rocket launch, calling for effective sanctions against Pyongyang. The tiol Assembly called an emergency plery session on the fil day of the five-day Lur New Year holiday, passing the resolution with 241 votes in favour and seven abstentions, Xinhua reported.
The resolution said Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test and long-range missile test clearly violated UN Security Council resolutions, denouncing the reckless provocative acts threatening peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the intertiol community. Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket on Sunday to deliver an observation satellite into orbit.
On January 6, North Korea detoted what it claimed was its first H-bomb, the fourth of its nuclear blasts. The long-range missile launch isolated Pyongyang further from the intertiol community, the resolution said, noting that the consequent harsh price which North Korea should pay for its provocation will be totally blamed on its authorities.
The resolution urged Pyongyang to return to being a responsible member of the intertiol community by giving up its nuclear and missile programmes and stopping provocations. (IANS)