Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Trump Calls UN Emergency Meeting to Formulate 'Measured Response' to North Korea
President Donald Trump has called for an emergency meeting of the UN security council to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska.
A UN spokesman said the meeting of the 15-member council was likely to be scheduled for Wednesday.
In an announcement of the missile test, North Korean officials called the launch, which leader Kim Jong-un supervised, a 'glistening miracle'.
The Hwasong-14 ICBM reached an altitude of about 1,741 miles (2,802 kilometres) and flew 579 miles (933 kilometres) for 39 minutes before hitting a target area on the sea off the east coast, according to North Korea.
Washington, Japan and South Korea gave similar figures, and US experts said the trajectory implied the device could reach Alaska, reports the Daily Mail.
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