UN 7 Mar. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. The UN Security Council at the request of the U.S. and Japan will hold a closed meeting on March 8, which will discuss the missile tests by DPRK. This was announced on Monday the permanent mission of the USA at the world organization.

“At the request of Japan and the United States meeting (UNSC) on the topic (nuclear) non-proliferation and the DPRK will be held on the morning of 8 March,” – stated in the message of the Embassy. There is also said that closed-door meeting on Syria with the participation of the special envoy of the Secretary General Staffan de Mistura, previously scheduled for the first half of the day Wednesday, will be held the same day at 15:00 new York time (23:00 GMT ).

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Missile launches in the DPRK

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The leader of North Korea welcomed the successful launch of four ballistic missiles

The DPRK stated that the purpose of the missile tests was the US military bases in Japan

The UN demanded North Korea to refrain from missile launches

Russia calls upon all parties on the Korean Peninsula to exercise restraint

Earlier, North Korea announced that it conducted on Monday, four launches of ballistic missiles were the strikes at US military bases in Japan. They were launched from a test site on the West coast of North Korea and flew about a thousand miles. Three rockets landed in the exclusive economic zone of Japan about 300 km from the coast of Akita Prefecture in the North of the main island of the country of Honshu.

The resolutions of the UN Security Council, the DPRK prohibits any activity associated with the development of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery. In Pyongyang, these documents do not recognize, arguing that the country has every right to strengthen defenses against the backdrop of the hostile policy of Washington.

With condemnation of actions of Pyongyang on Monday by a number of Western countries, including the USA and NATO. In turn, the Russian foreign Ministry urged all parties on the Korean Peninsula to exercise restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation.

In a written statement, UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, condemned the launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea, noting that they “violate resolutions of the Security Council and seriously undermine the peace and stability in the region.” The administrative head of the world body on Thursday urged the country’s leaders “to refrain from further provocations and to fully respect its international obligations”.