North Korea - Firing of a ballistic missile (August 24, 2016)

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine which reportedly travelled 500 km before entering Japan’s air defense identification zone.

France condemns this latest irresponsible provocation, which notably violates UNSR 2270 of March 2, 2016.

It constitutes a threat to peace and regional and international security.

France calls for the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

We are in close contact with our partners – notably Japan and South Korea - regarding this issue.

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