April 13th, 2009
03:17 PM ET
5 years ago

UN Security Council adopts declaration condemning NK

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) – The U.N. Security Council Monday adopted a declaration condemning North Korea for launching a rocket earlier this month.


Filed under: North Korea • United Nations
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  1. Gman

    WOW! A UN Security Council condemnation is really going to scare Kim Jong Ill. Not! In this case, harsh words are a waste of time.

    April 13, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Get Well Soon GOP

    Obama ought to tell NK that if they ever do that again we are going to war. We do not mind talking to you or Iran about nukes but if you set another rocket over we are going to war. I am all for talking. In fact the only way to let them know that we will fight if they set off rockets is to tell them which in itself is talking.

    April 13, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Chi Town

    uh oh... I bet Kim is shaking in his boots... they adopted a declaration!

    April 13, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. means more

    means more than most people think it means. Too bad it's one line, and one line's not "big news"

    April 13, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. David

    Good ol' UN Security Council....such a joke

    April 13, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. rob

    WHEWWWW!!!!! I feel safer now.

    April 13, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  7. Joe Berson

    I know it's humane to feed starving North Koreans but consider that allow s "the dear Leader" a great deal more funds to spend on armaments and other weapons of mass destruction to earn "blood"money selling them to rogue nations. So is it wiser to ignore the hardships imposed upon the those needy people when "the dear leader" thinks more of military strength than the "the dear leader" feels about his peoples. well being?

    April 13, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. Rick

    A United Nations declaration condeming North Korea.....ooooohh, I'll bet they're scared now.

    April 13, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. phoenix86

    Ho hum. Another worthless statement from the UN. Good thing Obama's foreign policy is dependent upon that useless body. I guess when the ICBM technology is transferred to the Iranians, Obama will take it up to the UN once again.

    April 13, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Mississippi Mike

    No sanctions? No, "If you ever launch one of these again, we'll destroy the military base you launch it from?" How weak. This totally overshadows the success our military had in saving an American from pirates.

    April 13, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. Jimmy Boy

    Wow! That took a long time didn't it? I hope Obama's administration can groom our relationship with the UN so that the UN actually does something useful instead of being a forum for the countries that hate America.

    April 13, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. Gary

    A strong declaration....hmmm....that will help. No new sanctions? The world needs to band together and cut off N.K., even blockade it if necessary. If we don't take action, NK will build a nuke and better missiles and will sell them to rogue states and terrorists. Now is the time to isolate NK even more. This may be the first big test of the Obama administration.

    April 13, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. Steve

    That oughta rattle NK's cage. The UN is worthless.

    April 13, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. Matt

    Good Job UN I'm sure that will do the trick. Shaking a piece of paper at them that will work. You are so fierce I'm sure North Korea will get in line now.

    I wonder what would happen if they actually allowed Americans to vote on staying in the UN or keeping the UN in America. The result would be amusing I'm sure.

    April 13, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. ray ray

    GASP! A condemnation from the UN Security Council! Oh what will North Korea do????

    April 13, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  16. Karen S Crow

    Oooh! A UN declaration! That outta have Kim Jong Il shaking in his elevator shoes!

    NOT!!

    April 13, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. James

    Maybe Obama can give them a "stern talk" as well. This should do the trick.
    Liberial Power in action!

    April 13, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  18. Tim

    you're right Phoenix86. Perhaps we should just disband the UN, and go back to the way things were at the beginning of the 20th century. you know, by resolving our differences with wars that kill millions of people.

    April 13, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Obama can barely handle....

    4 Somalis in a rowboat-how will he ever handle N. Korea? So far, he's been a total failure as he threatened N. Korea if they did the launch, but then did nothing.

    April 13, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. Ghost

    Yes. We should just go to war with a country that can barely put "a" missle near the US. Where's all this big talk over China, who actually put one or two over here? How bout Iran in general, since they are "building" nukes?

    April 13, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Rick

    Does that mean Kim has to go into a corner and have a "time-out"?
    Oh wait... that would be considered too harsh by U.N. standards.
    They'll write him a note and tell him he was a bad dictator.

    April 13, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. Fitz in Texas

    HOLY BATMAN!!!!!! A UN Security Council condemnation is sooooooooo harsh. Bet that will fix Kim Jong III. Geeez, please hurry 2012!

    April 13, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. Some guy

    Oooh Scary: N. Korea's technological capability has made it all the way up to the year 1962. Chilling. Have a nice day!

    April 13, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. Kevin B

    I see the chicken hawks are out in force today, I wonder if any of the sabre rattlers have any clue that NK did not have the limited capabilty they now have until the clueless wonder GWB, took office and disengaged from the negotiations held prior to him.

    From small minds, come small ideas.............

    April 13, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. Scott AZ

    When have the UN ever been effective in the first place? It's nothing but a paper tiger.

    April 13, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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