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UN Security Council to consult on N Korea missile: diplomats

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM


United Nations diplomats say the Security Council will hold urgent consultations on the latest North Korea missile test.

The council diplomats say the closed discussion was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea and will take place tomorrow. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting hasn't been officially announced.

US and South Korean officials say North Korea fired a medium-range missile yesterday that appears to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the rocket flew eastward about 500 kilometres (310 miles). The US Pacific Command says it tracked the missile before it landed in the sea.