North Korea - Ballistic tests (5 September 2016)


France condemns the three ballistic missile launches North Korea has just carried out.

This new, unacceptable provocation violates, inter alia, United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 of 2 March 2016. It poses a threat to regional peace and security and a challenge to the non-proliferation regime, and permanently threatens aircraft and ships operating in the region.

France calls for the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programmes. We are in close contact on this matter with our main, especially Asian, partners.