UN chief condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/15 22:46:24

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday condemned the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "This manifest violation of Security Council resolutions comes just days after the DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test," Guterres was quoted by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric as saying.

"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 denuclearization," said Dujarric in a statement.
The secretary-general "will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming high level week of the United Nations General Assembly," he added.

The DPRK reportedly fired a missile over Japan's northern island Hokkaido and into the Pacific Ocean on Friday.

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