North Korea – Attempted launch of a military satellite (27 May 2024)


France strongly condemns North Korea’s attempted launch of a military satellite on May 27 in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

These resolutions prohibit North Korea from moving forward with activities that involve ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons, including the launch of such missiles. The technologies used for space launches directly contribute to the already troubling progress North Korea has made on its ballistic missile program.

France urges North Korea to comply with its international obligations without delay and to engage in a process leading to the complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programs.