China, Russia likely to oppose effort.
The US, South Korea and Japan initially said Pyongyang’s first launch of 2022 involved a less advanced ballistic missile.
The island chain, which hosts many US bases, has been hit hard by COVID-19.
South Korea’s military said the North fired what appeared to be a single ballistic missile from an inland area toward the sea off its east coast.
The country faces tough winter as it enters the third year of strict pandemic measures.
The country has reported an average of just one coronavirus death per day this month.
The move is likely to have a far-reaching political impact in South Korea.
It may be easier to ship pills than vaccines to North Korea according to observers who study the region.
But it may not be that easy, analysts warn.
UN Security Council meets after series of recent prohibited missile tests.
The launch involved a single ballistic missile, South Korea says.
It was a ‘huge mess,’ observers say.
North Korea pressures South Korea to break with the US, its treaty ally.
Test comes as North rejects talks with US.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un says he is open to strengthening communication with South Korea, however.
It’s the latest attempt to evade US missile defenses.
Clean energy experts eager for details about China’s new commitments
It may be an attempt to divide the US-South Korea alliance, analysts say.
Leading South Korean presidential candidate had proposed the plan.
But the vote could head to a second round, analysts say.