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S. Korea, U.S., Japan demand emergency UNSC session to discuss N. Korea nuke test

All Headlines 13:57 September 09, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to hold an emergency session to address North Korea's latest nuclear test, a government official said Friday.

"The three countries jointly asked for the convening of the UNSC," the official said.

The official said the U.N. council is expected to hold a meeting of its 15 member countries Friday (New York time) in response to the request.

North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test earlier in the day on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the regime's founding.

The latest nuclear test is expected to result in a punitive UNSC resolution that is more stringent than Resolution 2270, which the U.N. panel adopted in reaction to the North's previous nuclear test in January and a long-range nuclear test the following month.

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