UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on DPRK's latest missile launch

National security adviser H.R. McMaster right and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley participate in a news briefing at the White House in Washington Friday Sept. 15 2017

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on DPRK's latest missile launch

Tekeda Alemu, Ethiopian ambassador to the United Nations and the president of UN Security Council for the month of September, addresses a press encounter after UN Security Council closed-door consultations at the UN headquarters in NY, on Sept 15, 2017.

"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearisation", Guterres said in a statement, adding that he would discuss it "with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming" U.N. General Assembly.

South Korea fired its missiles into the sea, after North Korea launched an intermediate range missile over Japan and into the northern pacific ocean.

Abe on Friday called for a full implementation of the UN sanctions against North Korea said he will ask the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to discuss matters further.

The council members stressed the importance of maintaining peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia at large, and welcomed efforts by council members as well as other states to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive settlement of the crisis through dialogue, said Alemu, the Ethiopian ambassador to the United Nations.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia also warned that there is no alternative to a peaceful solution. "We should engage in meaningful negotiations", he told reporters after the consultations.

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"Threats, tests, launches, mutual threats should be stopped".

The Philippines has urged North Korea to stop its missile tests and head to the negotiation table instead, hours after Pyongyang launched another missile over Japan.

The missile launch came four days after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution tightening sanctions against Pyongyang.

Cayetano will consult with other foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in NY to discuss what Asean can do to help reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Currency traders brushed off the latest missile fired by North Korea in a volatile day of trading on Friday, with the dollar surging 1 percent against the yen while Britain's pound jumped to its highest level since last year's Brexit vote result.

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