Britain condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launch. This was reported in the British Foreign Office on Friday, January 14.
“We are deeply concerned that North Korea has once again conducted two tests of short-range ballistic missiles. These tests are a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and a threat to regional peace and security,” the ministry’s website says.
The message recalled the extreme importance of maintaining sanctions against the illegal development of weapons by the DPRK while its military programs are in place.
“We call on North Korea to refrain from further provocations and return to dialogue with the United States,” the agency said.
On January 14, a missile launched by North Korea fell outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan. The missile launch by North Korea was the third this year.
On January 11, North Korea also launched an unidentified projectile towards the Sea of Japan. Presumably, it was a launch of a short-range ballistic missile from a ground-based installation.
Prior to that, on January 5, the DPRK confirmed the test of the hypersonic missile, and also estimated its flight range at 700 km. According to North Korean sources, the projectile “hit the target accurately.”