04/12/2012 07:41 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2012

North Korea Rocket 2012: U.N. Security Council To Reportedly Meet Friday

UNITED NATIONS, April 12 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will meet to discuss a possible response to North Korea's rocket launch on Friday, council diplomats said on Thursday.

Earlier this week U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the 15-nation council should "respond credibly" to a North Korean missile launch. Western diplomats say that the most China, a permanent veto-wielding council member and North Korea's protector, would accept is a rebuke of Pyongyang.

New sanctions, they said on condition of anonymity, are out of the question. (Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Beech)