UNITED NATIONS, June 22 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed "strong concerns and opposition" to Pyongyang's launch of two suspected missiles, saying that the Wednesday launch is "in violation of" all relevant council resolutions.

Alexis Lamek, the deputy permanent representative of France to the United Nations, told reporters here after a closed council meeting that all the council members "expressed strong concern as well as their opposition against these launches." France holds the rotating council presidency for June.

"All (the) members also considered these launches in violation of all Security Council resolutions, and insisted on the crucial importance to work for their implementation, in particular the resolution 2270," he said.

The Security Council has adopted five resolutions to curb the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

The latest one, resolution 2270, was adopted in March and imposed the most severe sanctions yet on the country, including an export ban and asset freeze.