(Trends Wide) — The US State Department condemned North Korea’s launch of a missile in a new statement Wednesday morning.
“The United States condemns the DPRK’s missile launch. This launch violates multiple UN Security Council resolutions and poses a threat to the DPRK’s neighbors and other members of the international community. We remain committed to a diplomatic approach to the DPRK and we call on it to dialogue. Our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains steadfast, “said a spokesman for the State Department.
North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles early Wednesday in waters off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Wednesday’s ballistic missile tests are Pyongyang’s first since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January and come just days after Pyongyang said it tested long-range cruise missiles on Saturday and the Sunday.
North Korea is prohibited from testing ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons under international law. Previous evidence of this kind has faced international shame and United Nations Security Council sanctions.