Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs on North Korea’s latest missile test
North Korea's latest missile test over Japanese territory is a serious development and a clear provocation. We particularly share Japan's concern.
It is very important that the UN Security Council assembles immediately to discuss the latest development.
We urge North Korea to refrain from further provocative actions. North Korea should immediately fulfil its international obligations and begin phasing out its nuclear weapons and missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.
It is now more important than ever to take measures to reduce tensions and the risk of misunderstandings and mistakes.