An emergency meeting was held at the United Nations Security Council after North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan on the 4th.
Western countries strongly condemned North Korea for threatening Japan's security, but China and Russia argued that it was the result of increased tensions by the United States around the Korean Peninsula.
An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council began on the 5th, just after 4:00 am on the 6th of Japan time, and discussed that North Korea launched a ballistic missile that passed over Japan the day before yesterday.
Against this backdrop, many Western countries criticized North Korea, saying that North Korea's ballistic missile launch violated UN Security Council resolutions, and that the latest launch threatened the safety of the Japanese people.
Among them, British Ambassador to the United Nations Woodward pointed out that people were forced to evacuate due to this unannounced launch, saying, "North Korea's reckless and illegal launch poses a greater threat to the peace and security of the international community. It's clear," he said.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Thomas Greenfield said, "The U.S. remains open to dialogue with North Korea, but we will not let North Korea stand by and directly threaten our allies and the world." stressed that the Security Council should respond to North Korea's provocations in unison.
On the other hand, the deputy ambassadors to the United Nations of China and Russia both claimed that "it was the result of increased tensions caused by the United States conducting military exercises with Japan and South Korea around the Korean Peninsula," leading to confrontation between the United States and Europe, China, and Russia. .