The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) will reportedly hold an emergency meeting on North Korea following its latest ballistic missile launches.
AFP quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the UN Security Council scheduled emergency consultations on the launches late Wednesday afternoon at the request of France and Estonia. The meeting will reportedly be held behind closed doors.
North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Wednesday.
The launches are in violation of UNSC resolutions that prohibit the North from engaging in any ballistic missile activity.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric reportedly expressed concern about the missile launches, saying that diplomatic engagement remains the only pathway to sustainable peace and complete, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.