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Japan, South Korea and US call for the UN Security Council Emergency Meeting on North Korea

Wilson Center

Japan, South Korea and the US have officially requested holding an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss North Korea's missile launch, Sputnik News reports.

The date and time of the meeting have not yet been officially confirmed by rotating UNSC President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono voiced the need for increased pressure on North Korea, including at the United Nations Security Council, in relation to Pyongyang's latest launch of a ballistic missile flying over Japan's territory.

"Regardless of in which direction the missile has been fired — to the east or to the south, its flight over our territory, and even without any warning, represents serious threat for our ships and aircraft. We think it is important to impose more pressure than usual on North Korea and to take stronger position on the issue at the [UN] Security Council," Kono said.

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