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Minister Field summons North Korean ambassador: 31 August 2017

The Minister for Asia and the Pacific condemned DPRK's missile launch on 28 August.


Following North Korea’s missile launch over Japan on 28 August, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, summoned the DPRK ambassador.

After the meeting, he said:

I summoned the North Korean ambassador to the Foreign Office today and made clear how strongly the UK condemns the regime’s launch of an intermediate range missile over Japan on 28 August.

Once again, North Korea’s reckless actions violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and threaten international security. The UK will work with our partners and allies to tackle this threat.

I urge the regime to end its illegal pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missiles and return to dialogue with the international community.

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Published 31 August 2017