The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea's launch of two ballistic missiles and said it was considering an "appropriate response".
The Council's president, Luxembourg UN Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, described it as a violation of Security Council resolutions.
North Korea test-fired two medium-range Nodong missiles over the sea on Wednesday.
It was Pyongyang's first launch of such missiles since 2009.
Ballistic missile launches by Pyongyang are banned by the United Nations.
The Security Council held a closed debate on Thursday that included a report from the deputy secretary general for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, diplomats said.
The condemnation was not a formal statement but Ms Lucas said members had requested she read out the remarks as agreed by all participants.
She said members had agreed "to consult on an appropriate response" and said that this response "should be given quickly".