Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

  • 28 Nov. 2017 -
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  • Press Release (2017) 169
  • Issued on 28 Nov. 2017
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  • Last updated: 04 Dec. 2017 12:06

I strongly condemn North Korea’s new ballistic missile test. This is a further breach of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, undermining regional and international security.

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers and following a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

Recently, I visited NATO’s regional partners, Japan and the Republic of Korea, and together we urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations, and abandon its nuclear and missile programmes. I repeat that call today.

North Korea needs to re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community.