Poland condemns North Korea long-range missile test
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Poland “strongly condemns” a new long-range ballistic missile test by North Korea, the foreign ministry in Warsaw said on Wednesday.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Warsaw. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Grycuk.
The foreign ministry’s comments came after North Korea said it had successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that puts the mainland United States within range of the hardline communist regime’s nuclear weapons.
“In the face of Pyongyang’s escalating provocations, Poland advocates an effective implementation of harsher sanctions imposed on the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] by the UN Security Council. We expect [the whole] international community to show solidarity on the matter,” the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement published on its website.
It added: “The actions taken by the authorities in Pyongyang violate the existing international commitments and pose a threat to the security and peace in the region, and to the international non-proliferation and arms control regime.”
The foreign ministry called on North Korea “to immediately stop the provocative tests using ballistic missile technologies and to abandon the ongoing missile and nuclear programme in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.”