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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on N. Korea's SLBM launch

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유엔안보리 긴급회의 소집...북한 SLBM대책논의 The UN Security Council has convened an emergency meeting to discuss North Korea's latest SLBM launch. Our foreign affairs correspondent Kwon Soa starts us off with how the international community is responding to the reclusive state's yet another violation of the UN resolutions. North Korea's latest test of a ballistic missile launched from a submarine... goes against the UN Security Council's resolutions on the regime,... including the strongest one, Resolution 2270, in effect since March. In a move to condemn the launch and discuss measures to make Pyongyang abide by international rules,... the 15-member council gathered at the UN headquarters on Wednesday, local time. Whether a press statement on the issue will be released is not yet clear. Earlier this month, a similar meeting triggered by North Korea's launch of ballistic missiles failed to produce a statement,... due to China's opposition. That's why Washington called on Beijing to cooperate in putting more pressure on Pyongyang,... in addition to condemning the North's SLBM launch. "We call on the DPRK to refrain from actions and rhetoric that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps towards fulfilling its commitments and international obligations." At the White House,... spokesperson Josh Earnest said the possibility of additional sanctions cannot be ruled out,... but at this point it's difficult to judge the need for them. "What's disturbing is... that despite the strong, unprecedented sanctions imposed on North Korea in March,... Pyongyang hasn't seemed to bat an eyelid,... and, as proven through its latest SLBM test,... its weapons capability is only getting stronger." Seoul's foreign ministry says, the issue needs to be seen from a broader perspective. "That North Korea is advancing its missiles doesn't mean it's profiting from it. Instead it will only face greater isolation... and the need for stronger international measures will grow." The spokesperson added... the bigger the threats from the North,... the more active the international community will be in implementing sanctions... to tighten the screws on the regime. Kwon Soa, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld