France utterly condemns the rocket launch carried out by North Korea in violation of its international obligations.
With this new provocation, North Korea is continuing on the path of confrontation. Such an attitude is irresponsible and unacceptable.
I again urge North Korea to immediately comply with its international obligations and to refrain from any gesture likely to further increase tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
France will work to ensure that the international community provides a firm and determined response to this new provocation.