The UN Security Council could have a draft resolution on the nuclear and ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea ready in a few days time, the president of the 15-member body has said.
"I hope we will have something during the course of this week," Ambassador Baki Ilkin of Turkey, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council for June, told reporters.
Last week Council members 'voiced their strong opposition to and condemnation of the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on May 25', and started work on a resolution.
It said the test was a "clear violation" of a 2006 resolution adopted shortly after Pyongyang detonated its first nuclear device.
That resolution demanded that the country "not conduct any further nuclear test or launch of a ballistic missile".
"It's a highly complex text... It takes time, and we must get it right," Ilkin said of the text currently under consideration.
"What is important is that we do have this resolution that has an impact on what we want to achieve on DPRK," he added. Asked if there was a sense of urgency, Ilkin said, "The sense of urgency is there. Everyone is aware of the sense of urgency".
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week said the tests jeopardise continuing global efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament.