Poland condemns North Korea rocket launch
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Poland has condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and called on that country to refrain from moves “that might provoke further tensions.”
An undated file picture released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the ruling North Korean Workers Party, showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un saluting military servicemen. Photo: EPA/RODONG SINMUN
“We express our concern over the launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] on 7 February,” said the Polish foreign ministry in a statement on its website.
Foreign ministry spokesman Artur Dmochowski added: “Poland condemns actions which represent another violation by Pyongyang of its international commitments and the UN Security Council resolution, escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula and threatening regional security and the international system of non-proliferation and arms control.”
The Polish foreign ministry called on North Korea to refrain from moves “that might provoke further tensions and to promptly engage in constructive talks on this issue.”
North Korea said it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but world leaders denounced the launch as a test of ballistic missile technology, fearing it could be used to deliver a nuclear weapon. (pk)