UN Security Council to meet over North Korea's latest missile test
ANI | Updated: Sep 15, 2017 09:15 IST
North Korea has fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang that landed in the sea after passing over Japan. It has further ratcheted up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.
The missile blasted off from near the Sunan International Airport north of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and flew about 2,300 miles, flying over northern Japan, The New York Times quoted South Korean military as saying.
South Korea's presidential Blue House called an urgent meeting of its national security council.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he thinks the missile that North Korea fired on Friday was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), given its firing range, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported.
The sanctions are designed to accomplish six major goals: cap North Korea's oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas labourer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities.
It was the ninth U.N. sanctions resolution adopted on North Korea since 2006. (ANI)