UN concerned over North Korean missile launches

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THE UN “Worried” about latest ballistic missile launches from the North Korea, said today the representative of the Organization.

“The diplomatic route is the only solution to lasting peace and the full, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” he said. Stefan Duzaric, reiterating the firm position of the United Nations.

Both North and South Korea today tested ballistic missiles in the most recent episode in a armaments race in which the two countries are developing more and more complex weapons while efforts to hold talks to defuse tensions are proving ineffective, Reuters reports.

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles that land at sea off its east coast, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, a few days after testing a cruise missile that allegedly has nuclear capacity.

Condemns the State Department

And the United States condemned today ‘s missile launch by North Korea, saying it violates several UN Security Council resolutions and poses a threat to its neighbors and the international community, a State Department spokesman said.

“We remain committed to a diplomatic approach to the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and we call on it to engage in dialogue. “Our commitment to defending the Republic of Korea and Japan remains unwavering,” the spokesman said.

A State Department spokesman did not answer a question about the South Korean missile test.

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