UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council will meet to discuss a possible response to North Korea's rocket launch on Friday, council diplomats said on Thursday.

Earlier this week US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the 15-nation council should "respond credibly" to a North Korean missile launch. Western diplomats say that the most China, a permanent veto-wielding council member and North Korea's protector, would accept is a rebuke of Pyongyang.

New sanctions, they said on condition of anonymity, are out of the question.

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