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FCDO Statement on DPRK missile tests

North Korea missile tests, January 2022: FCDO statement

FCDO spokesperson statement on the DPRK missile tests that took place on 14 January 2022.From:Foreign, Commonwealth & Development OfficePublished14 January 2022

An FCDO spokesperson said:

We are deeply concerned that North Korea has again conducted two short-range ballistic missile tests. These tests are a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and a threat to regional peace and security.

Alongside our allies and partners, the UK is committed to peace on the Korean Peninsula, upholding the rules-based international system and securing an end to North Korea’s illegal activities.

It is critical that sanctions which target the DPRK’s unlawful weapons development remain in place while its programmes exist.

We urge North Korea to refrain from further provocations, and to return to dialogue with the US.

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