North Korea – Missile launches (4 May 2019)

North Korea conducted missile tests on Saturday.

France condemns these missile launches and calls on North Korea to refrain from any further provocation, as the UN Security Council has requested it to do so.

It urges North Korea to resume dialogue with the United States on denuclearization as swiftly as possible and to rapidly engage in a process to ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles of any range as well as related programs, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions. This is the prerequisite for lasting peace in the region.

Until this goal is achieved, the UN Security Council sanctions must be fully and effectively implemented. This is a key point with respect to convincing North Korea to give up its illegal activities, which jeopardize international security and the non-proliferation regime. The international community’s unity remains critical.