New York

13 February 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February.

This action is a further troubling violation of Security Council resolutions. The DPRK leadership must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path of denuclearization. 

The Secretary-General appeals to the international community to continue to address this situation in a united manner.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General