Thailand Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

Japanese ambassador to the United Nations Motohide Yoshikawa, at left, and South Korea's Ambassador Oh Joon listen as U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, at center, speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting on Sunday at U.N. headquarters in New York. Photo: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

BANGKOK — The military government today joined international condemnation of North Korea’s rocket launch on Sunday, which the United Nations has described as a disguised missile test in violation of U.N. resolutions.

The statement released online Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls the launch a “clear violation” of a U.N. Security Council resolution which bans Pyongyang from testing ballistic weapons. 

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“This act is an expression of disregard for the international community’s concern over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which is a grave threat to international security and safety,” the statement read.

The ministry also repeated its previous calls for the Communist state to suspend its nuclear weapons program and return to the negotiating table. 

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