UN 7 Mar. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. USA, Japan and South Korea has requested to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the DPRK’s missile tests. This was announced Monday at the permanent mission of the United States at the UN. Date of meeting not yet known.
“The United States and Japan, in coordination with the Republic of Korea has requested urgent consultations in connection with the launches of missiles by North Korea. The meeting time will be determined”, – stated in the message.
“New threat level”: North Korea launched four ballistic missiles
Second, for the current year a missile launch, the DPRK was carried out on Monday morning. According to the Ministry of national defence of the Republic of Korea, this time the Korean people’s army (kPa) launched in an easterly direction four missiles flew about 1 thousand km. Three of them fell in the waters of the exclusive economic zone of Japan .
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 made by several Western countries, including the USA and NATO. In the UN Secretariat stated that deplore the missile tests, and demanded that the DPRK leadership to refrain from further provocations. 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 once again urged the DPRK leadership to “refrain from further provocations and to fully respect its international obligations”.