Statement on Missile Launch by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Statement attributable to the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft,  on the Missile Launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 6 February 2016

New York, 7 February 2016

This deplorable and reckless act by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) represents a clear threat to international peace and security.

I join the President and members of the Security Council in wholeheartedly condemning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for this missile launch which is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions 1718, 1874, 2087, and 2094.

I call on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to pursue its objectives in a peaceful manner, abandon its nuclear weapon and missile programmes and comply with all its international obligations.

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