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Jul 05, 2017

Hungarian government condemns latest North Korea missile test

"We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from any further provocations, immediately and fully comply with its international obligations under all relevant UN Security Council resolutions as well as the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks," the government said

The Hungarian government has said that it condemns in the strongest terms the ballistic missile test conducted by North Korea on July 4, 2017.

The missile landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone and was a sign of agression following a meeting between the Presidents of the Republic of Korea and the United States of America in Washington.

The government states that this step by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) has demonstrated again that it intends to escalate the situation and that it rejects all forms of cooperation with the international community. 

"We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from any further provocations, immediately and fully comply with its international obligations under all relevant UN Security Council resolutions as well as the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks," the government said.

"North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and reckless provocations constitute one of the gravest threats to global safety and security today. We must increase the diplomatic and economic pressure on the North Korean leadership to abandon their plans threatening regional and global peace."

"Hungary welcomes the even closer coordination between responsible members of the international community to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. We urge every country involved to commit completely in order to stop the leadership in Pyongyang," the statement continued.

In May, Hungary called for global collaboraton to bring an end to North Korea's nuclear threat.

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and reckless provocations constitute the gravest threat to global safety and security today. Hungary's foreign ministry called for increased diplomatic and economic pressure on the North Korean leadership to abandon their plans threatening the regional and global peace.

Hungary supports a swift resumption of peaceful negotiations to increase the safety and stability of the Korean Peninsula. First, North Korea must take concrete steps towards dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs to establish an atmosphere in which negotiations are possible.