Emergency UN Security Council meeting set on North Korea - diplomats

2017-08-29 13:24
People walk by a TV news programme reporting North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo. (Shizuo Kambayashi, AP)

People walk by a TV news programme reporting North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo. (Shizuo Kambayashi, AP)

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New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday afternoon over North Korea's latest missile launch at the request of Japan and the US, diplomats said.

The planned meeting in New York comes as Washington and Tokyo agreed to step up pressure on Pyongyang after the nuclear-armed North fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.

READ: North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

The launch represents a major escalation as tensions spike over the North's weapons ambitions.

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