August 29, 2017 / 12:58 AM / a year ago

U.S., Japan request U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea’s firing of a missile over Japan, diplomats said on Monday.

A North Korean flag flutters on top of a tower at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

It was not immediately clear when the meeting of the 15-member Security Council would be held.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech

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