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Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea ballistic missile launch

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has condemned the launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea overnight.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

The UK firmly condemns North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches. These are in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. We are working with international partners, including in the UN Security Council, of which the UK currently holds the Presidency.

We urge North Korea to stop its provocative actions, which threaten international peace and security. North Korea should instead re-engage with the international community, and take credible, concrete steps to prioritise the well-being of its own people instead of the illegal pursuit of its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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Published 6 March 2017