United Nations Considers Response to North Korea's Missile Tests

After Wednesday's emergency meeting of the Security Council, America's United Nations ambassador says there's support for sending "a clear signal" to North Korea.

But Ambassador John Bolton won't comment on whether that could mean sanctions.  Bolton says none of the 15 council nations tried to defend the North's testing of several missiles.  But it's unclear how easy it'll be to get an agreement.

Japan is considering sanctions as part of a resolution, while China and Russia want a weaker statement, minus any threat of sanctions. The council president says it's too early to know what the outcome will be, other than that there's agreement to act quickly. Diplomats say the U.S. and Japan are still debating whether the resolution should demand all countries ban technology, materials and cash for North Korea's missile program.

Courtesy: Associated Press