Foreign Ministry condemns North Korean rocket launch

The Czech Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Wednesday’s launch of a North Korean long-range missile. In a written statement, the ministry said the launch was a “provocative act” which was contrary to North Korea’s international obligations and which seriously violated a resolution by the UN Security Council. The ministry urged the country to immediately comply with all its international obligations and to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions.

North Korea launched its Unha-3 rocket at around 10 AM local time with the state objective of carrying satellite to orbit. However, the country is banned by a UN resolution from conducting missile tests.

Author: Jan Richter