Ballistic launches by North Korea : a clear violation of Security Council resolutions

North Korea / Colombia - Remarks to the press by Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations - 22 June 2016

The ballistic launches [by North Korea] are a clear and unacceptable violation of the Security Council resolutions. The North Korean ballistic programme is a serious threat to regional and international peace and security. Confronted with a threat of proliferation we consider that weakness is not an option. Based on all this, we favour a quick and firm reaction of the Security Council. We will most likely have a meeting of the Council later this afternoon. And we hope that at one point we will have a press statement on this.

Q: Has the meeting been requested, is it consultations?

A: Yes consultations. It is in the pipeline.

Q: Is there a draft statement?

A: Not yet.

Q: Are you travelling to Havana tomorrow - or tonight - for the signing of the Colombian agreement? Any reaction to that possibility of peace in Colombia?

A: A very positive reaction, no doubt about it. It is a historic step forward. But in terms of who will go where and how, more will come a bit later.

Dernière modification : 22/06/2016

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