The United States requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council after North Korea declared that it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the US mission said.
The meeting is expected to take place today.
News of the request came as two officials stated that while the US is still reviewing data, it now believes that North Korea likely did test such a missile.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for global action after the test of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), calling it a new escalation of Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the launch of the Hwasong-14, which experts say is capable of reaching Alaska.