The UN Security Council released a press statement on 6 September condemning the ballistic missile launches conducted by North Korea on 5 September, in direct violation of UN sanctions. The statement further added that members of the Security Council called upon all member states to redouble their efforts to implement fully the measures imposed on North Korea. Back in March 2016, the UN had introduced new sanctions on North Korea, including a number of trade and economic restrictions and targeted several new people and entities with asset freezes and travel bans.