Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya addresses the United Nations Security Council about an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., November 1
NEW YORK - 30 November 2017: Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said his country regrets that North Korea test launched a ballistic missile and finds its claims for a status of a nuclear power unacceptable, Tass news agency reported.
Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, the diplomat said that Pyongyang’s "yet another demonstrative disregard" of the Security Council resolutions is "highly regrettable" and "deserves the most resolute condemnation."
"Russia finds North Korea’s claims for a status of nuclear power unacceptable and has supported all UN Security Council resolutions, demanding Pyongyang stop its nuclear missile program in the interests of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," he said.
In the current situation "prospects for normalization of the situation on the Korean Peninsula are still vague," he added.
In the morning on November 29, North Korea conducted a missile launch, the first one since September 15.
According to North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA), a Hwasong-15 missile covered a distance of 950 kilometers in 53 minutes, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers.
According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, the missile fell into the sea in Japan's exclusive economic zone, 250 kilometers west off the coast of Japan’s Aomori Prefecture.
Earlier on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump promised to impose "additional major sanctions" on North Korea on that very day.