France calls on North Korea to stop firing ballistic missiles

North Korea – Ballistic missile launches (6 August 2019) – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokesperson (excerpt)

Paris, 7 August 2019

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We took note, with deep concern, of information we received concerning further missile launches by North Korea on 6 August.

France reaffirms its condemnation of these launches, which undermine regional and international security and stability. It calls on North Korea to comply with Security Council resolutions requiring it to refrain from all provocations and all missile launches involving ballistic technology, and to cease all activities related to a ballistic missile programme.

France calls on North Korea to promptly resume its dialogue with the United States on denuclearization and to swiftly begin the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of its WMD and ballistic missile programmes for missiles of all ranges. That is the prerequisite for a lasting peace in the region. As long as this goal is not achieved, UN Security Council sanctions will be maintained. (…)./.

Published on 09/08/2019

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