Wednesday, July 05, 2006

North Korea launches seventh missile, UN confers

North Korea Wednesday test-launched a seventh missile sparking commotion across the globe and an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

is considering calling for sanctions against North Korea although the communist nation's ally, China, is seeking a milder reaction.

A North Korean soldier at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea. AFP/File/Kim Jae-Hwan photo via Yahoo News.

Russia's Interfax news agency said that Russian tracking systems had monitored as many as 10 North Korean missile launches on Wednesday.

And according to Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, a few more missile tests are expected "in the next day or two."