UN chief urges North Korea to stop ballistic missile activities

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Authorities in North Korea have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to stop its ballistic missile activities.

Ban Ki-moon made the appeal following reports that North Korea launched two medium-range missiles on Wednesday.

Mr Ban said he is increasingly concerned about the successive reports on new launches which he said are "contrary to building trust in the region."

The Secretary-General is urging North Korea to focus, instead, on the dialogue and diplomacy necessary to maintain regional peace and security.

North Korea is facing Security Council sanctions which ban any assistance to the country's nuclear or ballistic missile programmes.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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