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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council condemned on Thursday recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea, describing the three rounds of Scud short-range missiles fired in June and July as a violation of council demands on Pyongyang.

"The members of the Security Council condemned these launches ... and urged the DPRK (North Korea) to fully comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions," said Rwandan U.N. Ambassador Eugene Gasana, council president for July.

North Korea is under an array of United Nations, U.S. and other national sanctions for repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests since 2006 in defiance of international demands to stop.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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