Ban Ki-moon

UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

Malaysia's U.N. Ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim, the current council president, told reporters after the closed meeting that "there was a general sense of condemnation by most members of the council."

He said the United States is drafting the text of a press statement "and we will have a look at it."

After North Korea's previous missile test, the U.S. also proposed a press statement, but diplomats said China insisted on language linking it to U.S. plans to place a high-tech missile defense system in...