The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an open meeting on the missile launch by North Korea, a diplomat said here Tuesday. The meeting, at the request of the US mission to the UN, will be held at 3 PM on July 5, Xinhua quoted a diplomat as saying.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday condemned the launch of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range.

The UN chief called on North Korea’s leadership to cease further provocative actions and comply fully with its international obligations.

Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea claimed that it successfully test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier in the day on the orders of leader Kim Jong-un.