|Azerbaijani soldiers patrol at a checkpoint in Shusha, after a conflict with Armenian troops in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. (Documentary photo: AFP/VNA)
Britain, France, Albania, Norway and Ireland joined the United States in making the request, but China and Russia said they oppose a public meeting, arguing that the actions of the Council should be conducive to easing the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
There is no word yet on whether the Council will hold a meeting to discuss this issue.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea's missile launch over Japan as a "reckless act" and a violation of Security Council resolutions. Guterres called on North Korea to resume negotiations.