US North Korea tensions

This picture taken on October 31, 2019 and released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on November 1, 2019 shows the North Korean Academy of Defence Science making a test-fire of a super-large multiple rocket launcher at an undisclosed location in the North.(Photo by AFP)

North Korea denounces the US for convening a UN Security Council session on Wednesday over its short-range rocket launches insisting that they are needed for self-defense.

Pyongyang said the Security Council meeting was a hostile provocation which helped the North make a decision on what proper path to take. 

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