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UN Security Council condemns N Korea over missile launch

17 September 2017, 09:10 | Opal Carroll

UN Security Council condemns N Korea over missile launch

UN Security Council condemns N Korea over missile launch

Since 1998, it is the sixth North Korean missile to fly over Japan.

"The Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing a honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action, and stressed the importance of working to reduce tension on the Korean Peninsula", said Tekeda Alemu, president of the Security Council, in a readout of the press statement.

The Asean foreign ministers are scheduled to meet next week in NY and are expected to have a dialogue with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the sidelines of the UN general assembly.

To ease tensions, China has been committed to a peaceful solution by supporting Security Council sanctions on one hand, and on the other proposing initiatives which aim to suspend hostilities by both Pyongyang and Washington.

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Currency traders brushed off the latest missile fired by North Korea in a volatile day of trading on Friday, with the dollar surging 1 percent against the yen while Britain's pound jumped to its highest level since last year's Brexit vote result.

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South Korea's military said it conducted a missile test of its own in response to north Korea's latest missile launch.

Cayetano said the Philippine government is "concerned" over the safety of some 242,000 Filipinos in Japan who may be affected by North Korea's missile launches. The ASEAN foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in NY next week.

"Our Embassy in Tokyo and Consulate General in Osaka are closely monitoring the situation and are regularly providing updates to the Filipino community", he said.

North Korea fired an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, marking the second highly provocative missile launch in less than a month.

"Our kababayans (countrymen) in Japan must closely monitor the Embassy's announcements and to update information on their whereabouts and contact details with the embassy or Consulate General", he said.



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