US asks to convene UN Security Council on North Korea
North Korea's short-range ballistic missile reportedly launched at the Sea of Japan on May 7 has covered roughly 600 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of 60 kilometers.
The United States sent a request to hold a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on May 11 on the situation with North Korea’s missile tests, a source in the organization told TASS on Monday.
"The US has requested a meeting late in the afternoon on Wednesday," the source said.
According to the South Korean Committee of Chiefs of Staff, North Korea launched one short-range ballistic missile at the Sea of Japan on May 7. It flew for roughly 600 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of 60 kilometers.
On May 7, Japan's Coast Guard announced that North Korea has fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile.
"According to the information of the defense ministry, North Korea has carried out the launch of, presumably, a ballistic missile. Vessels are asked to monitor up-to-date information and, if fragments are detected, not to approach them and notify the coast guard," Sputnik reported.
US special representative arrives in Seoul
Last month, Sung Kim, the US Special Representative for North Korea, arrived in Seoul on a five-day visit to discuss regional security and recent North Korean missile launches with Noh Kyu-duk, the South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs.
"It's great to be back in Seoul to continue our close coordination on DPRK [North Korean] developments," Kim told reporters, as quoted by South Korean news agency Yonhap.