The United States asked the UN Security Council to hold an open meeting on North Korea

on Wednesday, October 5


This was stated by the US representative after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan, writes Reuters.

As the diplomats note, any significant actions on the part of the Security Council are unlikely.

The U.N. Security Council has banned North Korea from nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches for years, and has tightened sanctions on Pyongyang over the years to try to cut off funding for those programs.

Meanwhile, veto-wielding China and Russia have in recent years proposed easing UN sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian purposes and encouraging Pyongyang to return to international talks aimed at persuading leader Kim Jong Un to give up its nuclear weapons.

We will remind that on Tuesday, October 4, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan.

The country called an urgent meeting of the National Security Council.

North Korea's preliminary missile launch was carried out on Saturday, October 1, in protest against joint naval exercises held last week involving the United States and South Korea.

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