North Korea leader Kim Jong-un vowed to complete nuclear weapons program despite UN sanctions

FILE -- CNN (edited VOP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to complete his country’s nuclear weapons program despite sanctions by the United Nations Security Council.

The North’s state media carried Kim’s comments on Saturday, a day after US and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

The missile traveled 3,700 kilometers before landing into the northern Pacific Ocean. Pyongyang has also threatened to fire a salvo of these missiles toward Guam.

Kim Jong-un’s comments come after the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s highly provocative launch of a missile that flew over Japan, demanding Pyongyang immediately halt such actions.