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US calls for UN meeting on North Korea's attempted satellite launch
June 02, 2023

The United States has called for a U.N. Security Council meeting today to discuss North Korea's attempted satellite launch this week.

The spokesperson for the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York, Nate Evans said the launch on Wednesday has risked destabilizing the security situation in the region and beyond.

Another U.N. diplomat said the call was made jointly with Albania, Ecuador, France, Japan, Malta and Britain.

Following the failed launch, North Korea's Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said her country would soon put a military spy satellite into orbit and vowed that Pyongyang would increase its military surveillance capabilities.