Guterres will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula, with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming high level week of the UN General Assembly.
The Philippines on Saturday repeated its call on North Korea to stop its "provocations" and instead engage in talks to ease tensions after the rogue state conducted another missile launch in the face of tougher global sanctions.
It also demanded that the DPRK comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions as well as the statements of its President by suspending all activities related to its ballistic missile programme and, in that context, re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launches.
"Our Embassy in Tokyo and Consulate General in Osaka are closely monitoring the situation and are regularly providing updates to the Filipino community", he added.
The THAAD deployment was completed last week with four additional launching pads that arrived recently in South Korea.
"The launching drill was conducted with the aim at calming down the belligerence of the U.S. which has recently cried out for using military muscle against North Korea, and at bolstering up operation capability for attack and counterattack to counter it with swift and powerful military counteraction, examining the order to deal with nuclear warheads and confirming action procedure of actual war", said North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). It turns out that Seoul had launched two Hunmoo-2 missiles in response to the DPRK's test. "We call upon the DPRK to fulfil its obligations as expressed in UNSC resolutions", it said.
September 16:Russia has condemned North Korea's latest missile test over mainland Japan, but said it is in favour of political and diplomatic settlement "on the basis of the Russian-Chinese roadmap".
The Kremlin said on Friday that North Korea's latest missile test was part of a series of unacceptable provocations and that the United Nations Security Council was united in believing such launches should not be taking place.
In a press statement released on Friday, the 15 council members urged all United Nations member states to "fully, comprehensively and immediately" implement all relevant Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea, particularly the newly adopted Resolution 2375, which targeted North Korea's oil supply and textile exports, Xinhua news agency reported.
Kim said the country's final goal "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option for the DPRK", referring to North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.