Brussels : The 27-member European Union strongly condemned Sunday the “experimental communications satellite” launch by North Korea.
“These actions place additional strains on regional stability at a time when the unresolved nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula requires mutual confidence building. Such actions are also a matter of more general concern due to their global proliferation implications,” said the EU Presidency in a statement.
The Czech Republic holds the current EU Presidency.
The EU urged North Korea to comply with the UNSC Resolution 1718 and “immediately suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile programme and abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.”