FCO Minister Wheeler statement on continued launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea


Minister for Asia and the Pacific Heather Wheeler said:

We deeply regret the continued launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea, most recently on 16 August, which violate multiple UN Security Council Resolutions.

We encourage North Korea to engage in meaningful discussions with the United States, as agreed when President Trump and Kim Jong-Un met on 30 June.

North Korea must take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. Until it takes these steps, sanctions will remain in place, and all states must implement and enforce them in full.

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