August 15, 2022
The United Nations plans to discuss a missile launch by North Korea

The United Nations plans to discuss a missile launch by North Korea

The United Nations Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the latest missile launch by North Korea, on Wednesday (5).

And diplomatic sources at the United Nations said, yesterday, that five countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and France, have requested an emergency meeting of the Security Council. Negotiations are underway to hold the meeting on Monday (10).

The North Korean Workers’ Party newspaper reported on Thursday (6) that the country tested a hypersonic missile the day before.

Japan and the United States said the launch, which used ballistic missile technology, violated UN Security Council resolutions.

The council held emergency meetings when North Korea launched missiles in September and October last year. Western countries called for a statement condemning the release, but China and Russia did not agree.

Beijing and Moscow are demanding the lifting of sanctions on Pyongyang. Observers say that there is a possibility that the Security Council will not be able to form a united front against North Korea again.

*With information from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK