UN Security Council faces calls for more North Korea sanctions

SpaceDaily.com reports: “The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and calls from the United States for more sanctions on Pyongyang.

The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the meeting to address Pyongyang’s launch of what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which Japan said probably fell within its exclusive economic zone.

Speaking in Washington, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for ‘additional measures’ to toughen up sanctions, including allowing countries to intercept vessels carrying goods to and from North Korea.

Council members will meet in open session from 4:30 pm (2130 GMT).

The council was already scheduled to discuss progress in implementing three recently-adopted rounds of sanctions aimed at choking off revenue to Pyongyang’s military programs…”

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