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North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 148306, tabled on 28 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with international counterparts and other relevant stakeholders following the recent missile test by North Korea.

Answered on

31 March 2022

The UK condemns the escalation of ballistic missile testing by the DPRK, including the ICBM launch on 24 March, all in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. As the Foreign Secretary and G7 counterparts made clear on 25 March, we strongly condemn these acts, and call on the DPRK to accept the repeated offers of dialogue put forward by all parties concerned. The UK, US and like-minded countries convened a UN Security Council meeting on Friday 25 March, which was the first open meeting on DPRK since December 2019. We are clear the DPRK must abandon its nuclear and ballistic programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. Until then, implementation of UNSC Resolutions must be upheld in full, including the enforcement of sanctions that were agreed by the UNSC to curtail the DPRK's prohibited programmes. We remain committed to securing peace on the Korean peninsula, working closely with allies and partners in upholding the rules-based international system and securing an end to DPRK's illegal activities.

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