e United Nations Security Council damning North Korea's latest round of missiles of Tuesday, criticizing what it calls Pyongyang's destabilizing behavior. An emergency meeting of the council has been set up for Wednesday after the North fired four ballistic rockets this week, three of them landing in the sea off the coast of Japan.
A clear violation of a UN ban on the country's weapons program. The UN says Pyongyang is increasing tension in the region and beyond and fueling the risk of a regional arms race. Those harsh words handed down as the US begins rolling out the controversial THAAD missile defense system, sparking heavy tension with China.
Pyongyang has been under sanctions and an arms in embargo since 2006. The security councils crack down after each of its give nuclear test and says it regrets that Kim Jong-un is spending resources on ballistic missiles rather than the unmet needs of North Korea's people. UN chiefs have called on member states to double down on sanctions to cut off Pyongyang's pursuit of deadly weapons.