North Korea: Britain, France condemn ballistic missile launch

London, Paris call on Pyongyang to return to US-South Korea dialogue table

Britain and France have condemned North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile and called on Pyongyang to return to talks with the United States and South Korea.

“Britain condemns North Korea’s decision to launch a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of UN Security Council resolutions,” said a spokesman for the British Foreign Office, adding that the diplomatic efforts of the United States and regional partners seeking peace on the Korean Peninsula and advocating for regional stability. “We urge North Korea to return to dialogue.”

France, for its part, stressed that the repeated launches undermined “regional and international peace and security”. A spokesman for French diplomacy said: “France once again calls on North Korea to comply with UN Security Council resolutions and to respond to proposals for dialogue between the United States and South Korea in order to make progress. complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization “.