The UN Security Council reached a tentative deal to adopt a resolution condemning North Korea's missile tests after agreeing on a compromise to avoid a Chinese veto, several council diplomats said Saturday.
The council planned to meet Saturday afternoon. The ambassadors from Britain, France and the United States all said they expected the resolution to be adopted.
Britain's UN Ambassador Emyr Jones-Parry said the council appeared ready to adopt a resolution with his language.
"The prospects of a resolution being adopted this afternoon are really rather good," Jones-Parry said.