- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. diplomats say the Security Council will hold urgent consultations on the latest North Korea missile test.

The council diplomats say the closed discussion was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea and will take place Tuesday. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting hasn’t been officially announced.

U.S. and South Korean officials say North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appears to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the rocket flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles). The U.S. Pacific Command says it tracked the missile before it landed in the sea.

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