12:15 GMT24 July 2021
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    The UN Security Council will meet late Monday for emergency consultations on North Korea’s recent ballistic missile test, UN diplomats said.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The closed-door consultations will follow a Ukraine-initiated debate on how to protect critically important infrastructure assets in war zones.

    The meeting was reportedly requested by South Korea, Japan and the United States after the North said the live-fire test of its Pukguksong-2 missile was a success.

    North Korea’s neighbors warned Pyongyang they considered the launch a provocation and a violation of the UNSC resolution, which prohibits it from carrying out ballistic missile tests.

    North Korea has conducted a number of missile launches in the past months as well as its fifth and biggest nuclear test last September, prompting condemnation from the United Nations.


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