North Korea – Missile launch – Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Paris (28 November 2017)

"I utterly condemn the missile launch that North Korea has carried out today. France expresses its solidarity with Japan and South Korea, which are on the front line against this threat."

I utterly condemn the missile launch that North Korea has carried out today. France expresses its solidarity with Japan and South Korea, which are on the front line against this threat.

As I have recalled several times, the continuation of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programme, in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation system and jeopardizes regional and international security.

I reiterate my strong belief that – more than ever – it is time to step up pressure and sanctions.

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