[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/11/north.korea.security.council/art.rocket.launch.jpg caption="A satellite company says this image was taken shortly after North Korea launched the rocket."] UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - A week after North Korea ignored international warnings and launched a long-range rocket, the U.N. Security Council is considering a draft statement - signaling members may be close to taking a formal public stance against the incident.
"This draft is an excellent basis for a consensual and clear message by the Security Council," said Claude Heller, the current Security Council president and Mexico's U.N. ambassador, referring to a draft of a presidential statement.
The U.S.-drafted statement "sends a clear message to [North Korea] that their violation of international law will not be treated with impunity and indeed will have consequences," said Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
The draft also calls on the U.N. sanctions committee to enforce existing sanctions against North Korea.