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UNSC to Hold Urgent Consultations on NKorea Missile Test

The Security Council has adopted six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea
By The News · 14 of May 2017 16:48:29
North Korean defectors prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets and a banner denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for North Korea's latest nuclear test, North Korean defectors prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets and a banner denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for North Korea's latest nuclear test, in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. The letters read "Let's punish Kim Jong-un and stop nuclear test. "(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File), photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon, File

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent consultations on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on ABC television’s George Stephanopolous show Sunday that the U.S. has been working well with China, Pyongyang’s closest ally, and she raised the possibility of new sanctions against North Korea including on oil imports.

The Security Council has adopted six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea.