The European Union sees an “unprecedented” number of missiles launched by North Korea, including an intercontinental ballistic missile and short-range ballistic missiles, as a “dangerous escalation” by Pyongyang, according to a statement by the European Union’s foreign affairs chief. Joseph Borel.
“The European Union calls on the Member States of the United Nations, in particular the members of the United Nations Security Council, to ensure the full implementation of sanctions to prevent the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from obtaining material, knowledge and financing to support illegal armaments of its programs,” they added in a statement.
“This poses a serious threat to all countries and undermines regional and international peace and security,” the statement added.
The EU underlined that North Korea’s actions “cannot and will never give it the status of a nuclear-weapon state” under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, “or any other special status for that matter”.
The EU reiterated its call on North Korea to “stop its aggressive and destabilizing actions, respect international law and resume dialogue with all relevant parties”. The EU also stressed its “full solidarity” with Japan and South Korea.
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