NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu on the latest ballistic missile test by North Korea

  • 14 May. 2017 -
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  • Press Release (2017) 085
  • Issued on 14 May. 2017
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  • Last updated: 14 May. 2017 15:37

The launch of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea this morning (14 May 2017) is a new flagrant breach of a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions, constituting a threat to international peace and security.

This is a time when de-escalation is needed, not provocation.

North Korea should comply with its international obligations, cease all activities related to its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and engage in a credible dialogue with the international community.