Pyongyang has fired a barrage of missiles and artillery shells to protest US-South Korean military drills this week
FILE PHOTO: Members of the UN Security Council meet at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, October 31, 2022. © AP / Craig Ruttle
The US has asked for a meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss a series of recent missile launches by North Korea, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fired over the sea on Thursday morning.
Washington is seeking to meet publicly by Friday, UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told MSNBC, accusing North Korea of violating “multiple” Security Council resolutions prohibiting missile tests.
“We really do need to ramp up our efforts so that the DPRK gets the message that what they are doing is unacceptable. We will be having a Security Council meeting tomorrow to bring this before the entire council,” Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday. “We’re working closely with our Japanese and Republic of Korea colleagues also to ensure that the DPRK does not think that this is something that is acceptable.”
Several other Security Council members have already backed the US request, including France, Britain, Norway, Ireland, and Albania, multiple unnamed diplomats told Reuters.