Pakistan terms missile launch by North Korea as violation of UN resolution

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the reported launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea today (Wednesday).

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“Such launches constitute a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. These steps also undermine the goals of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, the North-East Asia region and beyond,” said a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan continues to call upon North Korea to comply with its obligations under the Security Council resolutions and to refrain from actions that could lead to escalation of tensions.

The foreign office urged all relevant parties to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy to reduce tensions and work towards achieving a comprehensive solution to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under its leader, Kim Jong Un, in defiance of international sanctions. Trump has vowed not to let North Korea develop nuclear missiles that can hit the mainland United States.

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