WASHINGTON - In a show of disgust at efforts to rattle the political community and its neighbors, the Senate unanimously voted in a favor of a resolution Tuesday condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test that violated numerous international agreements.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by all of his colleagues in supporting the measure, many of whom noted the test poses a real threat to the international political stage.
“North Korea’s recent nuclear and missile tests pose real dangers for regional and global security and will not go unchallenged by the United States or the international community," Corker said in a press release. "Their actions also highlight the need for modernization of U.S. nuclear forces, so we can maintain an effective nuclear deterrent to protect Americans and our allies in the region."
The resolution, co-sponsored by Corker, calls for implementation of new sanctions against the dictatorship in Pyongyang and additional steps by the U.S. and the international community to confront North Korea’s proliferation of nuclear and other dangerous technology.