White House StatementAmbassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, delivered remarks on North Korea following a Security Council stakeout. Ambassador Rice said:"[T]he United States is very pleased that the [UN Security] Council today issued a strong, unanimous statement, clearly and unequivocally condemning the launch of April 5; making it plain that that launch was in contravention of Security Council Resolution 1718; and making it clear that any such future launches would also be in contravention or violation existing Security Council resolutions. It clearly demands that there will be no further such launches, and through the mechanism of the existing sanctions regime under 1718 allows for the substantial strengthening and augmentation of that regime."
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