U.S. requests U.N. Security Council meet on N.Korea missile launch

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 03:10 GMT

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang - REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang - REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS - 29 November 2017: The United States and Japan have requested that the United Nations Security Council meet on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch, diplomats said on Tuesday.

North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missiles and nuclear programs. Typically, China and Russia view only a test of a long-range missile or a nuclear weapons as a trigger for further possible U.N. sanctions.

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