UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

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People watch a TV news programme showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay said on Sunday (May 21).

The meeting was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea, Uruguay’s mission to the United Nations said.

“Due to the latest North Korean missile launch (May 21st), urgent consultations have been requested by US, Japan and ROK. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 23,” the Uruguayan mission said.

North Korea test-launched what the US Pacific Command described as a medium-range missile earlier Tuesday, the second missile test this week and the 10th this year.

The missile, which was fired from Pukchang, North Korea, traveled about 500 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean and US militaries.

It followed the test launch May 14 of what was believed to be an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile that Pyongyang boasted was capable of carrying a “heavy” nuclear warhead.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier Sunday said the latest test was “disappointing” and “disturbing.”

Tensions in the region have soared amid the drumbeat of missile tests and persistent fears that Pyongyang might conduct a sixth nuclear test.

Source: AFP/de

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I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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