Malaysia crit­i­cises launch

New Straits Times - - Excellence in Education -

The govern­ment con­demned the launch of a bal­lis­tic mis­sile by the North Korea in the east­ern coast of Won­san.

The For­eign Min­istry said the launch was a fla­grant vi­o­la­tion of the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (UNSC) res­o­lu­tions.

“This is the third launch within a month, mak­ing it nine launches this year.

“The con­tin­ued re­fusal by North Korea to stop its nu­clear and bal­lis­tic mis­sile pro­grammes, as pre­scribed by the UNSC, has es­ca­lated the al­ready tense sit­u­a­tion in the Korean Penin­sula.

“Malaysia strongly urges North Korea to ful­fil its in­ter­na­tional obli­ga­tions in the in­ter­est of re­gional and in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity.”

In this re­gard, Malaysia called for the re­sump­tion of peace­ful di­a­logue and ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween North Korea and rel­e­vant par­ties.

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