(Translated from English)
FIRING OF AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE BY THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)
November 20, 2022
We, the Overseas Ministers of Germany, Canada, the US, France, Italy, Japan and the UK, and Excessive Consultant of the European Union, condemn in probably the most vivid the brand new irresponsible intercontinental ballistic missile firing of November 18, 2022 by the DPRK. This new flagrant violation of United Nations Safety Council (UNSC) resolutions by the DPRK. This irresponsible act, together with proof of ongoing nuclear actions, underscores the DPRK’s dedication to develop and diversify its nuclear weapons and missile capabilities. It additional destabilizes the area, regardless of calls from the worldwide neighborhood for peace and stability.
The unprecedented collection of illicit ballistic missile launches by the DPRK in 2022, together with quite a few intercontinental ballistic missiles, in addition to the firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile that irresponsibly flew over Japan pose a severe menace to the regional and worldwide peace and safety and undermine the worldwide non-proliferation regime. These firings current an unpredictable hazard and danger to worldwide civil aviation and maritime navigation within the area.
We once more name on the DPRK to relinquish its nuclear weapons, current nuclear applications and all different weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile applications in a whole, verifiable and irreversible method, and to instantly stop all associated exercise. The DPRK can’t, and by no means can, have the standing of a nuclear-weapon State, in accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), or another particular standing on this regard. We urge the DPRK to promptly return to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and absolutely adjust to it, in addition to with the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company (IAEA) safeguards and absolutely adjust to all authorized obligations arising from related UNSC resolutions.
The DPRK’s actions demand a united and resolute response from the worldwide neighborhood, together with the necessity for additional important motion by the United Nations Safety Council. We name on all States to completely and successfully implement all United Nations Safety Council measures and sanctions in opposition to the DPRK and to handle as a matter of urgency and precedence the chance of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction emanating from of the DPRK.
The G7 expresses its full solidarity with Japan and the Republic of Korea and urges the DPRK to stop its destabilizing actions. We urge the DPRK to renew real dialogue for denuclearization and settle for the dialogue proposals repeatedly made by the US, Japan and the ROK. By diverting its assets from assembly the wants of its individuals to pursuing its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile applications, the DPRK is additional aggravating the already dire humanitarian scenario within the nation. We’re decided to work with all related companions to appreciate the objective of peace and safety on the Korean Peninsula and uphold the worldwide order primarily based on the rule of regulation.