UN Security Council exhorts North Korea to denuclearize

Russian Parliament Criticizes N. Korea Missile Launch Urges Diplomatic Solution

"We again call on the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) to cease its provocative and highly risky actions that threaten the peace, stability and security of the region", Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said hours after Pyongyang fired another ballistic missile over Japan.

Singapore has condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test on Friday (Sep 15), calling it a "dangerous and brazen provocation".

"This test is another serious breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2375 adopted earlier this week".

"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearization", said Dujarric.

Japanese ambassador to the United Nations, Koro Bessho, said the DPRK's latest missile launch is a grave threat to the security of Japan and also to the whole world. "North Korea continues to pose a threat to global security and stability and must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its illegal programs". "We should engage in meaningful negotiations", he told reporters after the consultations.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated recently after US President Donald Trump threatened to deal with the DPRK with "fire and fury" last month. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres condemned North Korea's missile launch over Japan on Friday and said he would discuss the situation at the United Nations General Assembly's gathering next week.

"The Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of North Korea immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tension on the Korean Peinsula", said Tekeda Alemu, President of the Security Council.

Putin and Macron underlined that Resolution 2375 of the UN Security Council, which was unanimously passed on September 11, serves as the "adequate response of the worldwide community to Pyongyang's irresponsible steps", according to the Kremlin.

Trump tweeted earlier this month that the United States is considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea".

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