INDEPENDENT NEWS

New Zealand denounces North Korea missile test

Published: Wed 29 Nov 2017 12:10 PM
Rt Hon Winston Peters
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
29 November 2017
MEDIA STATEMENT
New Zealand denounces North Korea missile test
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has denounced North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. The test, which took place this morning, is North Korea’s third test flight of an inter-continental ballistic missile.
“This missile test is deeply disappointing,” Mr Peters says.
“It is in breach of UN Security Council resolutions which bans all such missile tests by North Korea.”
“New Zealand is committed to the continuing international effort to persuade North Korea to disband its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes,” he said
“It is incumbent on all of us to continue sending the message that the international community is united in opposition to North Korea’s actions. We will continue to do our part, including by fully implementing UN sanctions.
“New Zealand supports a diplomatic solution to this threat to global security. All parties must continue to consider how this could be achieved,” said Mr Peters.
“New Zealand, once again, urges North Korea to abide by its international obligations, refrain from further testing and take steps which can enable international dialogue,” he said.
Ends

Next in New Zealand politics

Māori Party proud of Flavell’s legacy
By: The Maori Party
Serious failings in Police response
By: Independent Police Conduct Authority
National pushing for faster action on mental health
By: New Zealand National Party
Justice not served in Australia extradition cases muddle
By: RNZ
Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper resourcing
By: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
Youth message on Zero Carbon Act: 'Don't mess this up'
By: RNZ
Te WānangaoAotearoaappointsTeUruroaFlavellasnewCEO
By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Police response to IPCA report on Operation Pencarrow
By: New Zealand Police
Green Party welcomes National’s openness to cross-party talk
By: Green Party
Counsellors to play role in potential cross-party group
By: New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Health Minister at the crossroads
By: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
ACC medical advisors on strike today
By: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
More support needed for breastfeeding senior doctors
By: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
PSA supports striking ASMS members at ACC
By: Public Service Association
NZNO & DHB Negotiations
By: District Health Boards
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media