The UN Security Council has said it will introduce new sanctions against North Korea, following the launch of a long-range rocket yesterday in violation of existing UN sanctions. North Korea has said that the purpose of the launch was to put a satellite into orbit. US Ambassador Samantha Power said in the Security Council that the US would "ensure that the Security Council imposes serious consequences. DPRK's latest transgressions require us to be even firmer".
This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice (http://europeansanctions.com/), a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550, firstname.lastname@example.org), a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O'Kane (+44 (0) 20 7822 7777 email@example.com), head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.