SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korean missile test (all times local):
The French Foreign Ministry says the U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launch.
The ministry said in a statement that France is ready to work on tougher U.N. and EU measures “to convince the regime in Pyongyang that there is no interest in an escalation, and to bring it to the negotiating table.”
It said the Security Council is meeting “in urgency” on Friday, and North Korea will be further discussed at the U.N. General Assembly next week.
The ministry did not elaborate on what further sanctions might be discussed, after the Security Council approved a sixth round of sanctions Monday over North Korea’s most recent nuclear test.
The French government condemned “with the greatest firmness” the North Korean missile launched over Japan on Friday, the second in less than a month, warning that it threatens regional and international security.
South Korea says President Moon Jae-in has talked over the telephone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the two countries’ response to North Korea’s latest missile launch.
Presidential spokesman Park Su-hyun said Friday that the two leaders agreed to cooperate in identifying “stern and effective measures” against North Korea to be discussed at next week’s United Nations General Assembly ministerial meetings.
Park said President Moon expressed sympathy for the worries of Japanese people about the missile, the second launched over Japan by North…
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