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U.S. Says Missile Test Defies World

Posted July. 06, 2006 03:00,   


Early on July 5, the U.N. decided to convene an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council at Japan’s request to discuss the missile test firing of North Korea.

Kenzo Oshima, the Japanese envoy to the U.N., is going to submit the draft resolution condemning Pyongyang’s missile launches to the U.N. Security Council, according to overseas news agencies.

The Japanese government held a cabinet meeting to impose economic sanctions on Pyongyang such as banning Manggyeongbong 92, the North Korean cargo ferry from anchoring in Japanese ports for six months.

It also set a staunch policy preventing chartered planes from air services between North and Japan and even diplomats from visiting Pyongyang.

Tokyo is considering regulations or a prohibition of trade with the communist regime, and money transmissions to Pyongyang.

An official from the U.S government said that George W Bush convened a meeting shortly after the missile launches and defined it as defiance against the international community.

Stephen J. Hadley, the National Security advisor at the White House, will meet with Song Min Sun, the presidential aide for security affairs at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss responses to the move of Pyongyang.

Wu Dawei, deputy minister of foreign affairs of China, is scheduled to make a visit to Pyongyang on 11 in an effort to resume six-party talks unofficially, reported Asahi Shimbun on July 5.