South Korea warns Pyongyang of tougher UN sanctions if rocket launched

South Korea’s chief delegate to the long-stalled six-party talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program warned Pyongyang of additional UN Security Council sanctions if it launches a long-range rocket, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday from Washington.

“Should North Korea push ahead with the so-called satellite launch, it will bring about additional measures by the Security Council and would be putting itself in deeper isolation,” Hwang Joon Kook, who is currently visiting Washington, told South Korean reporters.

“Not only six-party countries, including South Korea and the U.S., but also the UN Security Council take this dangerous move by North Korea as a serious act of threatening peace,” Hwang was quoted as saying. (PNA/Kyodo)