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UN Security Council to hold emergency session on US missile projects on August 22

The emergency session of the UN Security Council was requested by Russia and China

UNITED NATIONS, August 21. /TASS/. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency session on Thursday on US missile projects that violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russia's acting envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyansky told TASS on Wednesday.

"Together with China, we requested a UNSC session over US statements about plans to develop and deploy intermediate-range missiles," Polyansky said.

He added that the UNSC session will be held on Thursday in an open format with a report by a representative of the UN secretary general.

On Monday, the Pentagon reported that the United States had tested a land-based cruise missile capable of hitting its target after flying more than 500 kilometers for the first time after Washington’s exit from the INF Treaty.