India expresses concern at UN after North Korea ICBM launch


New Delhi: After North Korea’s ballistic missile launches recently, the United Nations Security General Antonio Guterres condemned the launches and urged for denuclearization talks. India’s Permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj also said the launches are a violation of resolutions of the Security Council relating to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“We have, in the past, expressed our concerns at the launch of the ballistic missiles by the DPRK, and we have now noted reports of yet another launch of ICBM by the North Korean regime,” said Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations. “These launches last month following which UNSC met, violate the resolution of the UNSC relating to DPRK,” she asserted.

India called on the full implementation of the UNSC resolutions and at the same time, reiterated the importance of addressing the Proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies at the United Nations Security Council. “This is a matter of concern as it has an adverse impact on peace and security in the region where they are deployed, including India,” India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, noted. ‘We reiterate our continued support for the denuclearization for peace and security in the Korean peninsula. Ensuring this is India’s collective interest and we support dialogue and diplomacy as means to resolve the issues in the Korean peninsula,” she furthermore added.

Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Pyongyang had fired an unknown ballistic missile on the Sea of Japan. Media reports had said that the missile is believed to be an intermediate- or long-range missile. After North Korea launched the missiles, the US said this action underscores the need to implement North Korea’s related UN Security Council resolutions, which are intended to prohibit the country from acquiring the technologies needed to carry out missile tests.

United Nations Security General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned the launch of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range by North Korea and urged it to resume denuclearization talks, according to the statement released by the spokesperson for the UN Chief.

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