(Newsroom America) -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced strong opposition to the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea, calling on Pyongyang to fully comply with its international obligations to denuclearize.
“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February,” his spokesperson said in a statement.
The launch “is a further troubling violation” of Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2321 (2016) which strengthened sanctions against the regime.
The Secretary-General urged the North Korean leadership to return “to the path of denuclearization;” while appealing to the international community to continue addressing the crisis in a united manner.
The UN Security Council was due to discuss the missile launch behind closed doors.