Thursday, August 4, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: UNSC ends emergency meeting on NKorea



Sourced from NHK World:

The United Nations Security Council has ended its emergency meeting on North Korea's latest launch of two ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan.

The Security Council's emergency closed-door session ran for about two hours at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

The US military and other sources say North Korea fired what appear to be two Rodong-type medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday. One exploded shortly after launch. The other flew about 1,000 kilometers east and landed in the Sea of Japan.

Later in a news conference, UN envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea, which called the meeting, appealed to the international community to unite in putting pressure on Pyongyang.

The Security Council is expected to draw up a press statement, with consideration for China and Russia, criticizing the missile launches as a clear violation of the council's resolutions. And it will urge UN member states to firmly implement sanctions on North Korea.

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