New York (Sep 4, 2017) : The United Nations Security Council is meeting today on North Korea’s nuclear test.
The UNSC meeting has been requisitioned by United States, Japan, Britain, France, and South Korea.
North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday — in violation of UN resolutions — that it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
The 15-member security council will meet at 10am (7pm Pakistan Standard Time) on Monday, the US mission in UN said.
North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes. Typically, China and Russia only view a test of a long-range missile or a nuclear weapon as a trigger for further possible UN sanctions.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that the members of the security council “remain unanimous in their commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.”
He said any threat to the United States, its territories, or allies would be met “with a massive military response.”
The council last month unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea over its two long-range missile launches in July. The resolution aimed to slash by a third the Asian state’s $3-billion annual export revenue by banning exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood.