New York — The UN Secretary-General condemned the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea. On Thursday. The first such long-range test since 2017 by North Korea.
Secretary-General António Guterres made a statement made through his Spokesperson. He termed the move “another breach” of the DPRK’s 2018 self-imposed moratorium, which is in “obvious defiance of Security Council resolutions.”
North Korea is said to have launched 13 missiles this year. It is raising concerns in the US that leader Kim Jong-Un is determined to build weapons. These weapons would be capable of sending nuclear warheads to the US mainland.
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According to press reports, the long-range missile went higher and for a greater distance (670 miles) than North Korea’s previous tests. It then crashed into the sea west of Japan.
Japanese authorities reportedly indicated that it involved a “new type” of a ballistic missile.
North Korea’s announced that it would suspend its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and nuclear tests. The regime has since defended its usage as self-defense weapons.
“The long-range missile launch risks a serious escalation of tensions in the region,” the senior UN official warned. He urged the DPRK to “avoid any further counter-productive acts.”
Mr. Guterres closed his remarks by emphasizing the UN’s commitment to working with all parties. Mr. Guterres said: “to pursue a peaceful diplomatic solution for the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” – UN News.
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