UN Security Council To Hold Emergency Meeting On North Korea Missile Launch

Lester Mason
September 17, 2017

The US-drafted resolution passed unanimously on Monday, just one month after the Security Council made a decision to ban exports of coal, lead and seafood in response to Pyongyang's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that appeared to bring much of the US mainland into range.

In confirming Japan's nightmare, North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb. The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today on the matter. "I translated it with my phone translator".

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said the launch "put millions of Japanese into duck and cover", although residents in northern Japan appeared calm and went about their business as normal after the second such launch in less than a month. Had they launched it toward the south, the missile would have been able to hit US military bases in Guam, about 2,100 miles away. Pyongyang had previously threatened to launch missiles towards Guam. The big unknown in this situation is how far will President Trump be pushed before he responds with military force.

"If North Korea then steps back its testing, then you have the space to say 'ok, what are the conditions that we're going to talk about?'"

Friday's launch appears to be in direct response to sanctions the United Nations passed Monday, which banned North Korea's textile exports and cut off about 30 percent of its oil supply.

"I think that North Korea is attempting to play us here", he said.

"The weight of the world in terms of military weight will be brought down on North Korea and China will not save them".

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