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    UNSC to Lose Credibility if Fails to Take Measures Against North Korea

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    The UN Security Council will lose its credibility in case it does not introduce significant measures against North Korea over its alleged hydrogen bomb test, Japanese envoy to the United Nations, Motohide Yoshikawa said Wednesday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Earlier on Wednesday, the UN Security Council condemned the nuclear test that Pyongyang said it conducted. The council announced it would begin work on further significant measures against North Korea in a new resolution.

    “We think that if no further significant measures are taken by the Security Council it is the authority and credibility of the Security Council will be put into question. Therefore the Japanese government will be asking for a new SC resolution which should be adopted swiftly and whose contents should be robust,” Yoshikawa told reporters.

    The Japanese envoy reminded that the last time when the council adopted a resolution against Pyongyang in 2013, it expressed determination to take significant measures in the event of the country’s further nuclear tests.

    Earlier in the day, North Korea claimed it had carried out its first test of a hydrogen bomb. Following the incident, Tokyo and Washington jointly initiated an emergency meeting of the Security Council.

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