North Korea: UK spokesperson response to firing of two short-range ballistic missiles

F.P. Report

LONDON: North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles from its capital Pyongyang’s Sunan area on Friday, according to reports by the South Korean military.


An FCDO spokesperson said:


North Korea’s ballistic missile launches on 23 December are a breach of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. North Korea’s repeated testing of ballistic missile technology poses a threat to our regional partners and global security.


North Korea must return to dialogue and take credible steps towards denuclearisation in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.


The UK is working closely with partners to urge the North Korean regime to prioritise the well-being of its people instead of the unlawful pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.