North Korea - Missile launch (4 July 2017)

France condemns North Korea’s ballistic missile launch early this morning.

This further serious, significant violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions threatens regional and international security.

We call on North Korea once again to comply with its international obligations immediately and carry out the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of its nuclear and ballistic programmes.

After the unanimous adoption, on 2 June, of Resolution 2356, which strengthens the system of sanctions against North Korea, we are continuing to work with our partners at the Security Council and within the European Union to increase international pressure on the North Korean authorities.

M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will discuss the North Korea crisis with several of his counterparts during bilateral meetings at the G20 summit, which will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July.

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