UN Security Council announces meeting on DPRK missile launches

The UN Security Council will discuss on Thursday, September 30, the situation with the recent missile launches by North Korea, follows from the meeting agenda published on the website of the organization.

It is specified that the discussion will be closed. The agenda includes the issues of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and North Korea.

A source in the Council said that the United Kingdom, the United States and France requested consultations on the DPRK launches.

Earlier, the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said that the organization is concerned that North Korea has launched a hypersonic missile. According to him, the only way to settle the Korean Peninsula is through diplomatic cooperation between the sides.

On September 28, North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the Sea of Japan. Later on, the country’s authorities confirmed that it was a test of a new type of hypersonic missile, the Hwasong-8.

South Korea expressed concern over the DPRK’s hypersonic weapons. According to experts, North Korea may have tested a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV).