North Korea's long-range ballistic missile launch condemned

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Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

The UN Secretary-General has condemned the launch of another ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea.

António Guterres issued a statement through his spokesperson on Friday.

The first missile was reportedly fired on 4 July near Panghyon airfield in the northwest of the country.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

North Korea's newly-launched nuclear missile is again a "manifest violation" of Security Council resolutions, the UN chief said on Friday.

He called on the country's leadership to "comply fully with its international obligations and work together with the international community to resolve the outstanding issues on the Korean Peninsula.”

Mr Guterres reiterated his call to the DPRK to respond to the Republic of Korea's proposals to reopen communication channels, particularly military-to-military, in order to reduce tensions.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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