UN Security Council to meet on North Korean test

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03:03 PM February 12th, 2013

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February 12th, 2013 03:03 PM

South Korean Ambassador Kim Sook, left, speaks to Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong, center and Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on North Korea’s nuclear test on Tuesday morning.

South Korea’s U.N. Mission informed reporters early Tuesday that the closed-door meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (1400 GMT). South Korea joined the Security Council in January for a 2-year term and currently holds the council’s rotating presidency.

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan is in New York to preside over a council meeting scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts.

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