North Korea – Missile launch (21 May 2017)

France condemns the repeated violations of the UN Security Council resolutions by North Korea and the announcement of a new missile launch, which the country conducted on May 21.

By continuing its illegal nuclear and ballistic program, North Korea is violating the nuclear non-proliferation regime and posing a serious threat to stability in northeast Asia and international security.

France stands alongside its partners in the region and reaffirms the goal of achieving the complete, irreversible, and verifiable abandonment by North Korea of its nuclear and ballistic program and weapons.

France, which is convinced of the urgency of the situation, calls on the Security Council, which is due to meet on Tuesday, to respond in a prompt, firm and resolute manner.

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