The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday, November 21 at the request of the United States to discuss North Korea, after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday.
The US Mission to the United Nations has held that the 15-member Security Council has a responsibility to protect global peace and security and the principle of non-proliferation, and to enforce its decisions.
“We call on all members of the Security Council to take these responsibilities seriously, and to condemn the wrongful and dangerous behavior of the DPRK,” the delegation wrote, using the initials of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country’s official name. .
A senior US administration official said earlier today that North Korea’s latest missile test was for a “longer-range missile…that can hit many, many countries.”
He added that Washington was in contact with China, which, along with Russia, has hampered recent US efforts to tighten sanctions against North Korea.
North Korea’s official KCNA news agency reported that North Korea’s number one Kim Jong-un promised to respond to US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons while attending Friday, November 18 the test of the new North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile.