North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, photo provided Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, by the North Korean government, an underwater-launched missile lifts off in the waters off North Korea's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, a suggestion that it may have tested an underwater-launched missile for the first time in three years ahead of a resumption of nuclear talks with the United States this weekend. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany have called for a Security Council meeting on North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches, which are a violation of U.N. sanctions.

South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila is the current council president and he told reporters Thursday that U.N. officials are trying to arrange a time for the meeting. Diplomats say it could take place as early as Friday, but more likely early next week.

North Korea said Thursday it carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years on Wednesday.

It was an apparent effort to increase pressure on the United States ahead of Saturday’s meeting of U.S. and North Korean officials, the first since talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed at a February summit.

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