Sunday, December 19, 2010

Russia Calls Emergency Security Council Meet - Fearing Korea War Imminent?

The UN Security Council will probably convene an emergency session on Saturday on the escalating tension between North and South Korea, council diplomats said.

"We will very likely have a meeting this afternoon," a diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Diplomats said the meeting was tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m., although it could change.

The meeting was called at the request of Russia, an envoy said. It was unclear what the 15-member council planned to do. Diplomats said they hoped to issue some kind of statement to help ease the tension in the region.