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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

New York, 19 May 2013

In response to questions regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General has the following to say:

The Secretary-General is aware of reports that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) yesterday (18 May) launched short-range guided missiles into the sea off the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula.

The Secretary-General remains concerned about provocations and tensions on the Korean Peninsula, particularly given the risks of miscalculation and dangerous escalation.

He stands ready to help facilitate the process of peace and trust-building on the Korean Peninsula.