washington - The United States wants the UN Security Council to bend over the latest North Korean rocket launch. US diplomats have asked for a seat behind closed doors, a spokesman for the United Nations delegation told Tuesday. The fifteen member council is expected to meet Wednesday.
North Korea said Tuesday that it had held a successful pilot launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, but it is still unclear whether that is true. Some analysts assumed that the projectile had a range of more than 8000 kilometers. Other experts range from smaller distances.