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Minister for Foreign Affairs condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

Minister Charles Flanagan, Press Releases, Asia and Oceania, 2017

 

Minister for Foreign Affairs condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan T.D. has expressed Ireland's condemnation of yesterday’s launch by North Korea of a ballistic missile which is a direct violation of its international obligations under multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions, including Resolution 2321 which was adopted in November 2016.

The Minister said: “The launch of a ballistic missile yesterday by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a provocative and unacceptable act, which threatens the peace and stability of the region. It is another flagrant violation of North Korea’s obligations under international law, and I urge North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region. I call on North Korea to re-engage in credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community, in particular within the framework of the Six-Party Talks.”

ENDS

Press Office

13 February 2017