North Korea – Missile launch (Jan. 12, 2022)


France condemns the latest missile launch on January 10, less than a week after the January 5th launch, both characterized by North Korea as hypersonic missile launches.

North Korea’s pursuit of its weapons program is a threat to international peace and security and undermines international efforts to resume a dialogue, as noted in the joint statement delivered the day before yesterday by France, Albania, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States at the Security Council, and in the EU statement issued yesterday.

We urge North Korea to end its illegal activities and to comply with UN Security Council resolutions aimed at achieving its complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. In the meantime, we will continue to work actively with our partners to ensure the complete and effective implementation of international sanctions.