Philippines condemns DPRK missile launch

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THE Philippines strongly condemned the launch undertaken by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 December 2012.

The debris of the rocket fell in the sea 300 kilometers east of the Philippines.

Malacañang through the office of Presidential spokesperson in a statement said “The DPRK is in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1695 (2006), 1874 (2009) and 1718 (2006), which explicitly demanded DPRK not to use or conduct any launch using ballistic missile technology and the suspension of its ballistic missile programme.”

The Philippines firmly urged the DPRK to desist from acts of provocation and to end its use or testing of ballistic missile technology, the statement said.

The Philippines joined other governments in urging the DPRK to undertake steps towards confidence-building and engagement with the international community in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the entire Asia Pacific region.

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