There had been speculations before the actual nuclear testing that North Korea will pursue its aim of nuclear buildup despite efforts by the international community and organizations to sustain such actions on the benefits of aid and threats of sanctions. Finally, after a series of speculations, North Korea reportedly launched its nuclear test missile last October 9 2006. The North Korean government reportedly launched the nuclear test missile in the North Hamkyung province at about 10:36 AM. The nuclear test brought about huge condemnation from the International Community. Thus, immediate attention was brought about by important states in East Asia. Furthermore, they stressed to important international agencies of the need to press sanctions against North Korea. This includes the United States, Japan, and the European Union.When North Korea initiated its bid to test its nuclear missile, the international community was appalled and shocked of its actions. Not only will it increase conflict between neighboring states but it also exemplified non-compliance with the existing rules and laws with regards to nuclear proliferation. Not only did North Korea violate different laws and existing rules but it has also not upheld multilateral agreements between different states. Currently there are different treaties that advocates Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons among these treaties are (1) Partial Test Ban Treaty, (2) Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and (3) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (Le Mon, 2006) Unfortunately, North Korea only acceded to only one treaty which is the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which during the year 2003 withdrew its support for such. (Le Mon, 2006) It can be seen that the actions of North Korea is not justifiably legal on the purpose of certain provisions and rules violated by the country. (Le Mon, 2006)
Also during 2005, North Korea was a member of the six round party talks to promote Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and further abandoning plans of continuing its nuclear programme. (Le Mon, 2006) Thus it can also be seen that North Korea has also violated this talks with the six states.
Another important thing to mention is the role of the United Nations Security Council in which North Korea is also part of. Furthermore, the tenets mandated by United Nations Charter clearly show violations of the North with regards to the threat to international peace and security. (Le Mon, 2006) Thus, the United Nations also has the ability to provide the necessary sanctions on its prerogative whether the actions of the North is a clear violation of the tenets and rules mandated by the UN Charter.