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.