The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General condemns the latest launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in violation of Security Council resolutions. The launch undermines regional security and stability and efforts to create space for dialogue.
The Secretary-General calls on the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to fully comply with its international obligations and work towards reopening communication channels.
The Secretary-General remains in close contact with all parties concerned.