Brussels, 18/03/2016
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STATEMENT

Statement by the Spokesperson on the reported launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The reported launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is another clear violation of several United Nations Security Council Resolutions,  including the latest one adopted  on 2 March. We call again on the DPRK to refrain from actions that increase tensions in the region  and threaten international peace and security. The DPRK must fully and rapidly comply with its international obligations, including  by halting any launch using ballistic missile technology and abandoning  its ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. We will continue to closely monitor developments and coordinate with our partners on how to respond to these violations of UN Security Council Resolutions.