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Secretary-Gen on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General
on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General condemns the launch of another ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 28 July.

This is again a manifest violation of Security Council resolutions. The DPRK leadership must comply fully with its international obligations and work together with the international community to resolve the outstanding issues on the Korean Peninsula.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the DPRK leadership to respond to the Republic of Korea’s proposals to reopen communication channels, particularly military-to-military, to lower the risk of miscalculation or misunderstanding and reduce tensions.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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