Clinton pressing UN on North Korean "provocative" missile launch

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pressing crucial members of the UN Security Council to respond to North Korea's missile launch, which she called "a provocative act that has grave implications." Clinton said Monday that she spoke with all the foreign ministers from the four other countries that have been involved in negotiations with North Korea to end its nuclear activities. The ambassadors of the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France to the UN met on Monday and agreed to consult their capitals and meet again Tuesday, probably in the afternoon. Japan's UN ambassador, Yukio Takasu, said the six participants came to a broad understanding that the situation "is a very serious one, and the council requires (a) clear and strong and also quick response."