Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:
“Canada strongly condemns North Korea’s launches of ballistic missiles on January 27, which poses a direct threat to international and regional peace and security.
“North Korea has now tested 10 missiles since the beginning of the year, most of which violate United Nations Security Council resolutions. These repeated actions clearly demonstrate North Korea’s blatant disregard of its international obligations. We call on North Korea to respond to repeated offers to return to negotiations. Dialogue and diplomacy represent the only path to security, stability and prosperity for all people in the region.
“Canada urges North Korea to take concrete steps toward the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. To that end, Canada supports international and regional efforts to constrain North Korea’s provocative actions and reinforce security in the Indo-Pacific region.”