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Japan, S.Korea, US seek UNSC Meeting over North Korea's Missile Test


First published: February 13, 2017, 9:00 AM IST | Updated: 14 mins ago

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un (Reuters)

Tokyo: Japan, South Korea and the US on Monday called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) following the launch of a mid-range missile carried out by North Korea on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Japan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to Efe news the request made by the Japanese administration in coordination with its two allies to hold a meeting of the UN executive body as soon as possible.

The launch of a missile carried out by the Pyongyang regime on Sunday is the first since last October and also becomes the first military provocation of the Kim Jong-un regime since Donald Trump took charge as the US President.

The Pukguksong-2, a medium long-range ballistic missile, was test fired on Sunday under the supervision of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, KCNA.

South Korea and the US confirmed the launch Sunday.

A US official told CNN the missile travelled 500 km before landing in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, and that it was launched from North Pyongan province

Source: News18