The Latest: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting

The Latest on another missile launch by North Korea (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on North Korea’s missile launch.

Ethiopia’s U.N. Mission, which holds the council presidency this month, said closed-door consultations will take place Friday afternoon at the request of the United States and Japan.

The missile flew over northern Japan before falling into the Pacific and follows North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test Sept. 3.

The launch also came days before world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday for their annual ministerial meeting. Earlier this week, the Security Council adopted new sanctions in response to the nuclear test that ban all textile exports and prohibit any country from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers — two key sources of hard currency for the country.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said that combined with previous sanctions the U.N. has now banned 90 percent of North Korea’s exports reported in 2016.


9:40 a.m.

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