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UN Security Council to discuss North Korea's missile tests

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<p>The United Nations Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss North Korea’s latest missile test. </p> <p>The meeting diplomats says is at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.</p> <p>This comes after both South Korea and Japan raised concerns following reports that North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile from its northwestern coast on Sunday.</p> <p>South Korea’s military announced that its neighbours in the north had fired an “unidentified projectile” from a location near Pukchang.</p> <p>Seoul later specified that a missile had been launched. </p> <p>It’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-Hyuck told the press: “North Korea today fired a ballistic missile again. North Korea’s repeated provocative action went against our government and international community’s expectation and desire to establish peace and denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula …”</p> <p>Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has also indicated that he will bring up the issue of Pyongyang’s missile tests at the next G7 Summit.</p> <p>“There will be a G7 meeting this week. I intend to make this a main issue there and properly debate it. And I want to see the G7 deliver a clear message (to North Korea).<br /> It is important to coordinate with not only South Korea and the United States but also with China and Russia,” the Japanese premier said.</p> <p>The projectile, which is said to have had a range of around 500km, reportedly landed east of North Korea, outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.</p>