NATO Secretary General condemns North Korea's ballistic missile test

  • 03 Aug. 2016 -
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  • Press Release (2016) 131
  • Issued on 03 Aug. 2016
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  • Last updated: 03 Aug. 2016 14:46

I strongly condemn North Korea’s ballistic missile test today, which caused one missile to land in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

This is yet another in a series of missile tests in clear and direct violation of several United Nations Security Council Resolutions, including Resolution 2270, which require that North Korea cease all activities related to its ballistic missile programme.

The persistent provocative behaviour of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is of deep concern and undermines international security.

NATO calls on Pyongyang to immediately cease and abandon all its existing nuclear and ballistic missile activities in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. North Korea should re-engage in international talks and refrain from any further provocative actions.