New Delhi: After North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range in the East sea, India on Friday reiterated its support for denuclearization towards peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and said that it is in the collective interest of all.
Reiterate continued support for denuclearization of Korean peninsula
While addressing the UN Security Council, India’s permanent representative to UN Ruchira Kamboj said, “We also reiterate our continued support for denuclearization towards peace & security in the Korean Peninsula is our collective interest. We’ll continue to support dialogue & diplomacy as the means to resolve issues in Korean Peninsula.”
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.
Missile launches are grave violation of UNSC resolutions
Describing the missile launches as a grave violation of the resolutions of the Security Council, the Indian envoy at the UN said that such practices affect the peace and security of the region and beyond, as she discussed resolutions relating to the DPRK. She further noted that India calls for the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions relating to North Korea as the provocations are unjustifiable.
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The Ambassador also took a dig at Pakistan’s nuclear proliferation record, calling it a matter of concern and reiterated the importance of addressing the proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies related to DPRK in the region.
“These launches constitute a violation of the resolutions of the Security Council relating to the DPRK. They affect the peace and security of the region and beyond. India calls for full implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions relating to North Korea,” Kamboj said during the address.