World con­demns N Korea’s mis­sile launch

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

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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