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 p.m. 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.