UNSC to convene emergency session on North Korean missile launch

The UN Security Council is poised to hold an emergency session Sunday to deal with North Korea's rocket launch. Japan requested an emergency session Sunday among diplomats on the 15-nation council that handles threats to international peace and security, said Yutaka Arima, a spokesman for Japan's UN mission. That request occurred within minutes of the launch, he said. Approval of a council meeting will come after certain formalities are handled, according to Marco Morales, a spokesman for Claude Heller, Mexico's ambassador to the UN. Mexico holds the council presidency this month. "As soon as we get the letter, we'll call for a meeting to be held as soon as possible," Morales said.