In its latest launch, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the capital Pyongyang that flew over northern Japan, drawing strong reactions from its neighbours and the United States.

Friday's launch was the longest ever test flight of a ballistic missile by North Korea. 

It followed the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month.

The United Nations Security Council has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the crisis. 

But will another diplomatic meeting do anything to help ease the fears and concerns over North Korea's nuclear programme?

Presenter: Martine Dennis.


Aidan Foster-Carter - Senior research fellow in sociology and modern Korea at Leeds University.

Graham Ong-Webb - Research fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Bruce Harrison - Journalist based in South Korea.

Source: Al Jazeera News