(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, March 17 (KUNA) -- The European Union on Friday 'strongly condemned' North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on 15 March, which followed its launch of short-range missiles.
'These illegal and dangerous actions all constitute blatant violations of UN Security Council resolutions that threaten international peace and security' said an EU press release.
The EU reiterated that North Korea 'must comply immediately with its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions by abandoning all its nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missile programmes and existing nuclear programmes.'
The 27-member bloc called upon the international community to respond in a united and firm manner to uphold the international non-proliferation architecture and to prevent North Korea from further escalating military tensions in the region. (end)
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