UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Japan will call an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss a possible response if North Korea launches a long-range rocket in the coming days, Japan's U.N. envoy said on Thursday.
Ambassador Yukio Takasu said he had raised the issue at a closed council meeting and added that an emergency session on North Korea could take place this weekend if the rocket was fired.
Takasu told reporters intensive diplomatic efforts were under way to persuade Pyongyang not to launch the rocket, which he said would represent a "threat to the security of Japan" and would further increase regional and international tensions.
"If this effort does not result in a positive way, Japan will request an urgent meeting of the Security Council to discuss this issue and discuss a response," he said. "We must be clear and firm."
Pyongyang has said it will send a satellite into orbit between Saturday and next Wednesday, but the United States, South Korea and Japan say the launch is a disguised test of the long-range Taepodong-2 missile, which is designed to carry a warhead to U.S. territory.
He declined to say whether such a resolution would call for new sanctions or better enforcement of existing financial sanctions and an arms sanctions against North Korea.
Council diplomats say that both Russia and China, which are permanent veto-wielding members of the Security Council, have made clear that they would not support a resolution imposing new sanctions.
The U.N. is a powerless useless organization, they and they will do nothing as usual.
More interesting is the fact this did not mainline news but quietly making some news..
Also fact that China and Russia will not support any sanctions..
Are we that low in economic situation that we must now create WWIII ?