North Korea ‘fires missiles’ into sea hours after UN vote
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 3, 2016
North Korea has fired several short-range projectiles into the sea. It comes hours after the UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose some of its strongest ever sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.
It also comes shortly after Seoul’s parliament passed its first legislation on human rights in North Korea.
South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said the projectiles were fired from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in the early hours of today, adding that authorities were trying to determine what exactly North Korea fired.
The defence ministry said the projectiles could be missiles, artillery or rockets adding that all the objects fell into the sea. The new UN measures will result in all cargo going to and from the country being inspected, while sixteen new individuals and twelve organizations have been blacklisted.