US and 10 countries condemn North Korean missile launch

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and 10 other countries are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and urging the U.N. Security Council to act.

They say the council’s inaction erodes the credibility of the U.N.’s most powerful body and undermines global efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield read a statement from the 11 countries after a closed Security Council briefing on North Korea’s 11th ballistic missile launch this year on Saturday.

The 11 countries said they remain open to diplomacy but North Korea instead has increased missile launches.

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