UN to Hold Emergency Meeting over North Korea Ballistic Launch

People watch a television news report showing North Korea’s missile launch at a railway station.


New York, 16 Jumadil Awwal 1438/13 February 2017 (MINA) – World’s top body to hold emergency meeting Monday on the ballistic missile launched by North Korea that are in breach of UN resolutions.

Japan, US and South Korea called Sunday evening for the UN Security Council to urgently meet after North Korea launched the missile that flew 500 kilometers and landed into the Sea of Japan, KUNA reported.

The launch of Pukguksong-2 a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong himself.

This test was the first since US President Donald Trump took over the new post, of which he told reporters over the weekend his country supports Japan its “great ally 100 percent.”

North Korea faces international pressure to abandon its arms development and nuclear program. Yet, it says the programs aim to protect the country from US hostilities.

The US has military forces in South Korea and is planning to deploy an advanced missile system there in response to perceived threats from the North. The US also occasionally deploys nuclear-powered warships and aircraft capable of carrying atomic weapons in the region. (T/RS05/RS01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)