The Netherlands strongly condemns the recent missile launches by the DPRK

The Netherlands strongly condemns the DPRK’s reckless provocation. The launch today was already the second in August and the third in the span of a month. These launches and the nuclear tests performed by the DPRK severely threaten the peace and stability in the region and the world and should be ceased immediately. The Netherlands calls upon the DPRK to halt its ongoing provocations and re-engage in meaningful dialogue with the international community.

To ensure this the international community has the duty to fully implement the United Nations Security Council sanctions. For it is only through persistent, joint efforts by all that these sanctions will be effective.

To this effect the Netherlands continues to work with and through the UN and the EU to make sure that the international community takes united and effective action.

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