Strongly Condemning Missile Launch as ‘Dangerous Escalation’, Secretary-General Calls Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Action ‘Another Brazen Violation’

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4 July 2017

Strongly Condemning Missile Launch as ‘Dangerous Escalation’, Secretary-General Calls Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Action ‘Another Brazen Violation’

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 4 July.

This action is yet another brazen violation of Security Council resolutions and constitutes a dangerous escalation of the situation.  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea leadership must cease further provocative actions and comply fully with its international obligations.

The Secretary-General underlines the importance of maintaining the unity of the international community in addressing this serious challenge.

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