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Argentina condemns new missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

15 May 2017
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The Argentine Republic once again strongly condemns the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from the Northwest region of the country, which, according to information sources, landed in the Pacific Ocean, between the Korean Peninsula, Japan and Russia.

The missile was launched early on Sunday 14 May and flew around 700 kilometres.

This is a new act of hostility and provocation against the international community which overtly violates international obligations arising from United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016) and 2345 (2017), which address the North Korean missile and nuclear programmes.

Argentina once again urges the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to promptly comply with these Resolutions and end these systematic hostile acts in the region that constitute a new threat to international peace and security.

Press release No. 184/17

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