Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.
For a sixth straight day, warplanes have pounded the densely populated agricultural pocket east of the capital, the last rebel bastion near Damascus.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its Nov. 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.
Qatar has stressed that it will continue co-operating and working with UN member countries with a goal of having an active Security Council capable of taking the right decisions at the right time to support international peace and security.
Britain drafted the resolution to help bring perpetrators of IS war crimes to justice -- a cause championed by international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who was present for the vote.
The top UN body was set to meet behind closed doors at around 1600 GMT to discuss the crisis but diplomats said they expected China and Russia to resist calls for a tough response.
North Korea on Monday condemned the UN Security Council's toughest sanctions so far over its missile tests and warned it would retaliate against the United States, which ratcheted up its condemnation of Pyongyang at Asia's largest security forum.
Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from US President Donald Trump's administration over its latest missile test as unfounded and "provocative".
Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against fuelling tensions over its ballistic missile tests as the UN Security Council prepared for urgent talks on the issue at Washington's request.