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North Korea criticizes Security Council meeting over its latest missile tests

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United Nations Security Council for holding an emergency meeting on Pyongyang's latest missile tests, accusing member states of manipulating a time bomb.

France 24 news channel reported that Pyongyang announced yesterday (Friday) that it had successfully launched an anti-aircraft missile in the latest episode of a series of tests conducted by North Korea.

In September, North Korea launched what it called a "long-range cruise missile" and earlier this week tested what it described as a hypersonic glide vehicle that the South Korean military said appeared to be in the early stages of development.

These tests prompted the member states of the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on North Korea last Friday called by the United States, Britain and France.

This meeting angered Pyongyang, which it described as an "infringement on its sovereignty and a serious provocation."