Some hours after it was slammed with its toughest sanctions in two decades by the United Nations, defiant North Korea went ahead to fire six short-range projectiles into the sea.
The launch on Thursday comes after Pyongyang passed its first legislation on human rights in North Korea with Defence
spokesman Moon Sang Gyun saying the projectiles were fired from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan. Kim Jong-un ‘s government is known to test-fire missiles and often conducts more weapons launches when it is angered or criticised by its neighbours and other world powers.
In January, Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test and a month later, it shot a satellite into orbit which the United Nations see as cover for testing banned ballistic missile technology.
The United Nations slammed Pyongyang with sanctions which includes mandatory inspections of cargo leaving and entering North Korea by land, sea or air; a ban on all sales or transfers of small arms and light weapons to Pyongyang; and expulsion of diplomats from the North who engage in “illicit activities”.
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