US State Department – Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

Washington, DC (STL.NewsThe US Department of State released the following statement:

The United States condemns the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch.  Like the DPRK’s other escalatory tests this year, including at least two intercontinental ballistic missiles, this launch is a clear violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, and demonstrates the threat the DPRK’s unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs pose to the DPRK’s neighbors and the region as a whole.  We stand with the international community to call on the DPRK to refrain from further provocations and engage in sustained and substantive dialogue.  Our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains ironclad.  We have been and will continue to coordinate closely with our allies and partners to address the threats posed by the DPRK, and to advance our shared objective of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.