Security Council Condemns N. Korea
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 25, 2009 4:48 PM CDT
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks to the media after a Security Council meeting about the North Korean nuclear test today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea's nuclear test as a clear violation of its resolutions. The council said in a statement today that it will begin work immediately on a new legally binding resolution addressing North Korea's violations.

The UN's most powerful body held an emergency meeting at Japan's request after North Korea conducted its second nuclear test earlier today. The council is demanding that North Korea abide by two previous resolutions, which, among other things, banned further nuclear tests and called for a return to six-party talks aimed at eliminating its nuclear program.