NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

05 Dec. 2012

North Atlantic Council expresses concern about North Korea’s intent to launch a ballistic missile

The North Atlantic Council expresses its grave concern at North Korea’s declared intent to launch a rocket using ballistic missile technology this month.

Such an act would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874.  It would risk exacerbating tensions in the region and further destabilising the Korean Peninsula.

We call on the North Korean authorities to meet their obligations under international law and comply fully with the will of the international community as expressed by the United Nations Security Council and the moratorium on missile launches.

Last updated: 05-Dec-2012 17:42