The UN Security Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss recent missile launches by North Korea.
The US called for the meeting, which took place behind closed doors.
North Korea has conducted seven missile launches in the last month alone. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to UN, reiterated the call for Pyongyang to "cease its destabilizing actions and return to dialogue."
She says the failure of the Security Council to act emboldens North Korea to "further defy the international community."
On Sunday, Pyongyang launched a type of ballistic missile called the Hwasong-12. It has a range of about 5,000 kilometers, which is far enough to reach the US territory of Guam. This time, it was launched at a steep angle and fell into the Sea of Japan.
The last time North Korea launched a Hwasong-12 was in 2017, when the country also issued threats to target Guam.
The UN already prohibits Pyongyang from conducting ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests. It has imposed a series of sanctions. US leaders say additional restrictions are needed, but Russia and China say sanctions should be eased.
Weather Forecast For February 5
There will be Partly to generally cloudy in Province 1, Madesh Province, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province and Partly cloudy in rest of the country.
According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, there will be Partly to generally cloudy in Province 1, Madesh Province, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province and Partly cloudy in rest of the country. Light rain is likely to occur at a few places Province 1, Madesh Province, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province hilly regions of and rest of the provinces. Chances of light snowfall at a few places of the eastern and western high mountaineous regions.