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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents in response to questions about the missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

New York, 26 March 2014

The Secretary-General is increasingly concerned about the successive reports on new launches of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Such launches are contrary to building trust in the region. The Secretary-General urges the DPRK to cease its ballistic missile activities and focus, together with other countries concerned, on the dialogue and diplomacy necessary to maintain regional peace and security.