Five Security Council permanent members discuss draft resolution on DPRK nuclear test
Five permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5) will start discussing a draft Council resolution in response to the Monday nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), diplomatic sources told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Ambassadors from the P5 -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- are to meet late Tuesday afternoon, with the participation of their counterparts of Japan and South Korea, the sources said.
The 15-nation Council on Monday voiced "the strong opposition to and the condemnation of" the DPRK's second nuclear test since October 2006 at the end of their emergency meeting, held shortly after the DPRK's large underground explosion.
The rotating Council president of May, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, told reporters here on Monday that the Council members would immediately begin to work on a new legally binding resolution on the nuclear test.