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UK concerned at DPRK missile launch

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FCO Minister Hugo Swire has called on the DPRK to comply with UN Security Council Resolutions after further provocations.

Following yesterday’s launch of two medium-range Nodong missiles into the Sea of Japan, Mr Swire has called on the country to work for peace on the Korean peninsula.

He said:

We are extremely concerned that the DPRK has fired two medium- range missiles towards the Sea of Japan. A missile launch of this kind is clearly designed to heighten tensions on the peninsula and is a breach of UN Security Council Resolutions. We, along with our allies, are closely monitoring this situation. The DPRK should comply with UN Security Council resolutions and cease all provocations.

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