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UNSC to discuss North Korea missile tests

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 09:35 IST
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United Nations Security Council will discuss on Wednesday the situation emerging out of North Korea's test-firing of missiles, including one that is capable of reaching the US mainland.

Japan has requested for a discussion on the issue at the UNSC, after Pyongyang test-launched six missiles including a long-range Taepodong-2 that is believed to be capable of reaching the US.

French Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere, who is the president of the 15-member Council for this month, said in a statement on Tuesday that he was taking "all necessary steps for this meeting to take place, first thing in the morning."

No immediate comment was available from United Nations officials and diplomats on the test firing as the world body's headquarters was closed on Wednesday because of American Independence Day.

US Ambassador to UN John Bolton was consulting with his members of the Security Council on a possible response to the crisis.

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