North Korea – Launch (2 October 2019)

Reports of a new ballistic missile launch by North Korea today, Wednesday 2 October, into Japan’s exclusive economic zone are very troubling. Such an act on the part of North Korea cannot contribute to the resumption of serious negotiations.

France reaffirms its condemnation of these repeated launches which undermine regional security and constitute violations of the UN Security Council resolutions.

France calls on North Korea to comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and to swiftly engage in a process to ensure the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its weapons of mass destruction programs.