UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly condemns” North Korea ‘s attempt to launch a satellite using ballistic missile technology, a spokeswoman said in a statement Thursday.
“Any launch by North Korea using ballistic missile technology is contrary to UN Security Council resolutions,” said Florencia Soto Nino. “The Secretary-General reiterates his call on North Korea to cease such acts and resume dialogue without preconditions, to achieve lasting peace and the total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” she added. .
Security council meeting
At the request of the United States, France, Japan and the United Kingdom in particular, the Security Council will meet on Friday afternoon to discuss this new launch, announced the Americans, who chair the Council in August. “The Security Council must denounce the dangerous behavior” of North Korea, they pleaded in a press release. But since 2017, the Security Council has been unable to reach a united position on this file.
North Korea announced on Thursday that its second attempt in three months to put a spy satellite into orbit had failed, and promised to try again in October. The American presidency quickly denounced this attempted launch, accusing it of “aggravating tensions”.
An attempt also condemned Thursday by the G7 countries denouncing Pyongyang’s determination to “advance and diversify its illegal nuclear and ballistic capabilities”.
Source : 20 Minutes