UK statement on North Korean satellite launch

April 5th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin  

LONDON (BNO NEWS) — UK’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband issued a statement following North Korea’s satellite launch on early Sunday.

He said: “I strongly condemn North Korea’s action in conducting a satellite launch earlier today. This action contributes directly to their ballistic missile programme, and therefore puts North Korea in breach of UNSCR 1718. While Pyongyang continues to pursue a hostile policy towards the rest of the world, it cannot hope to take its rightful place within the international community. I strongly urge North Korea to cease immediately all further missile-related activity and commit to engaging constructively with international partners, in particular through the Six Party Talks process.”

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