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India joins US, UK in condemning North Korea’s ballistic missile launch

New York [US], October 7 (ANI): Joining the US, France and the UK, India additionally strongly condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launch over Japan and its seven different ballistic missile launches carried out since September 25.

These launches violate a number of Security Council resolutions and pose a menace to not solely the area however to your complete worldwide group, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield mentioned on the UN Security Council stakeout on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s ballistic missile launches, as quoted by a joint assertion.

The 15-member Council met on Wednesday after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Tuesday that soared over Japan for the primary time in 5 years and prompted a warning for residents there to take cowl.

North Korea on Tuesday carried out its longest-ever weapons check, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan, after which Tokyo urged residents to evacuate to shelters.

“The US and those who have joined me at the podium today remain committed to diplomacy and continue to call on the DPRK to return to dialogue. But we will not stay silent as the DPRK works to undermine the global nonproliferation regime and threaten the international community,” US envoy mentioned.

She additionally mentioned that the intentions of the DPRK turn out to be clear in April and September when its chief indicated an effort to speed up the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic missile applications and even alluded to the pre-emptive use of nuclear forces.

“We call on all UN Member States, especially Council members, to join us in condemning this reckless behaviour and in urging the DPRK to abandon in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner its unlawful weapons programs and engage in diplomacy toward denuclearization. We also recall the Council’s decision in Resolution 2397 referring to further significant measures,” Greenfield mentioned.

Earlier, within the UN, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj additionally condemned the missile check and mentioned that these strikes have an effect on the peace and safety of the area and past.

“India would also like to reiterate the importance of addressing the proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies related to DPRK in our region. These linkages have an adverse impact on peace and security in the region including India. We hence, reiterate our continued support for denuclearisation towards peace and security in the Korean peninsula,” Kamboj mentioned.

She additionally reminded the council in regards to the issues that the “global south” has to undergo.

“It is, therefore, important to continue to make all efforts to maintain peace and security.”The DPRK has now launched over 35 ballistic missiles this 12 months alone, as per the joint assertion. (ANI)