“The Security Council believes that the UN must comply with all resolutions. If North Korea carries out the launch, it will violate the resolutions of the Security Council,” said the diplomat told reporters.
On Friday the official Korean agency KCNA said that North Korea was planning to orbit the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 (“Star Light”) using the national missile technologies.
Resolutions 1718 and 1874 of the Security Council called Pyongyang not to test ballistic missiles, to abandon its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and return to six-party talks (Russia, North Korea, South Korea, United States States, China and Japan) launched in 2003 but discontinued in 2008.
In late February, Pyongyang has reached an agreement with Washington under which it agrees to suspend its nuclear testing and to establish a moratorium on long-range missile launches.