VOA: North Korean Missile Tests Creating Divisions in Asia
The United Nations Security Council remains divided over how to respond to North Korea’s increasingly provocative missile tests, while Japan and South Korea continue to face opposition at home and abroad for pursuing more aggressive military policies.
The 15-member Security Council on Wednesday met at the request of Japan and the United States after North Korea launched two missiles earlier that day that landed in or very near Japanese-controlled waters.
Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho told reporters, “It is certainly a major, major problem for the security and safety of our region."
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WNU Editor: The U.S. and China do not see eye-to-eye on this issue. From the Chinese point of view .... China to the US: You provoked these North Korean missile tests (Business Insider). From the U.S. point of view .... U.S. envoy hits back at suggestion U.S. provoked North Korea (Reuters). The Japanese are not amused .... Japan: North Korea missile launch an "unforgivable act of violence" (CBS/AP).