Q - Do you have any comment on last night’s launch attempt by North Korea?
R - Following the nuclear test in January, the February launch, and the launch of short-term missiles in recent weeks, North Korea is determined to pursue the path of confrontation. If this previously unannounced launch is confirmed, it would also represent a risk to civil aviation.
We urge North Korea to immediately cease its threat to regional and international peace and security. It must promptly implement UN Security Council resolutions, which call for the complete, irreversible and verifiable dismantling of its nuclear and ballistic programs.