World condemns N Korea's missile launch

Published 15.09.2017 23:37

Turkey condemned the latest the ballistic missile launch, saying that it would lead to further deteriorate the international security. "We condemn in the strongest terms, the ballistic missile launch of 15 September 2017 conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a reckless and provocative manner, disregarding regional and international security and stability," the statement said released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday. "We call upon the DPRK to fulfil its obligations as expressed in UNSC resolutions," it said. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that North Korea's latest missile test violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, the Interfax news agency reported. Moscow called on all sides to show restraint, Interfax quoted Maria Zakharova, the foreign ministry's spokeswoman, as saying.

NATO has called for "a global response" to North Korea's ballistic missile tests early on Friday. "North Korea's missile launch is another reckless breach of UN resolutions, a major threat to international peace and security which demands a global response," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on social media. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres condemned North Korea's missile launch over Japan on Friday and said he would discuss the situation at the United Nations General Assembly's gathering next week.

"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearisation," Guterres said in a statement, adding that he would discuss it "with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming" U.N. General Assembly.

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