UNITED NATIONS Dec 12 The U.N. Security Council
on Wednesday condemned North Korea's missile launch and intends
to continue discussions on how to respond to Pyongyang's
violations of a U.N. ban on North Korean ballistic missile
development, the council president said.
"Members of the Security Council condemned this launch,
which is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions 1718
and 1874," Moroccan U.N. Ambassador Mohammed Loulichki,
president of the Security Council this month, told reporters.
"Members of the Security Council will continue consultations
on an appropriate response," he said after a closed-door meeting
on the North Korean missile launch.