British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (3rd L F) speaks during a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsular, at the UN headquarters in New York April 28, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
UNITED NATIONS, April 28 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief the ministerial meeting, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month.
All the 15 members of the Security Council, as planned, will address the Security Council focusing on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions.
The U.S. presidency received a request from the Republic of Korea (ROK) to participate and its representative will speak after the 15 council members.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted a hydrogen bomb test and a nuclear warhead explosion test in Jan. 6 and Sept. 9 of 2016, respectively. The Security Council adopted resolutions on March 2 and Nov. 30 of 2016, respectively, demanding that the DPRK abandon its nuclear weapon and missile programs and imposing sanctions on it.