MOSCOW, February 7. Pyongyang did not heed calls by the international community, once again demonstrating defiant disregard for international law. It is noted in the released in a Sunday statement, the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the launch of North Korean missiles.
The DPRK launched a rocket with an artificial satellite of the Earth
“Obviously, these actions lead to a serious aggravation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in northeast Asia as a whole, playing into the hands of those who bet on a block policy and the growing military confrontation, undermine the security of States in the region, primarily the DPRK,” reads the statement published on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Elected by Pyongyang’s course “can not but arouse strong protest”. “Urge the North Korean leadership to reflect on whether the interests of the country’s policy of opposition to the entire international community”, – the document says.
The new sanctions are inevitable
The introduction of new sanctions against the DPRK after launching this missile the country despite all the warnings inevitably, according to the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
“By contrary to UN resolutions the launch of ballistic missiles, North Korea in fact has forced the world community to adopt in relation to more stringent measures. I think that this time the introduction of new sanctions is inevitable,” said the Senator, adding that “Russia in principle always opposed the pressure on any country as a way of solving problems.”
According to Klintsevich, “North Korea itself is pushing itself into a corner, literally begging, extremely limiting the possibility of negotiations.” “Let me remind you that it launched a rocket a month after the nuclear tests, thus ignoring all of the warnings,” he said. The MP is sure that “the response of other countries to the irresponsible actions of the DPRK not to exceed the necessary limits of defence”. “Otherwise you can only exacerbate the situation,” he concluded.
“A military solution to the DPRK issue can’t be”
The UN security Council against the DPRK prepares the most severe sanctions for the rocket launch
The launch of DPRK’s ballistic missiles not only violates UN security Council resolution, but also creates a military threat near the borders of Russia, however, military solution is not necessary the resumption of multilateral negotiations. This opinion was expressed in the blog in Facebook the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, commenting on the reports about the launch of DPRK rocket with the satellite.
“To act in this situation it is possible and necessary only through the resumption of negotiations, in the multilateral framework of the six Nations and bilateral between the DPRK and the United States (if applicable). Military solution to the historical problems of the Korean Peninsula in General and specifically the ongoing problems in the DPRK, in particular, by definition, cannot be, and should not,” said the Senator.
According to him, the launch of “precisely overlaps the events of a month ago, when North Korea announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb”. “This means that North Korea has weapons of mass destruction. A power level, but there is, and now appear (or can appear) and their means of delivery to a given goal,” he said, adding that “due to the transparency of logic and the unpredictability of the actions of the authorities of the DPRK” this goal can be very different.
“So the danger is not so much legal. She is military”, – said Kosachev. He also noted that “the launch was performed from the site in Northwest North Korea, and therefore in immediate proximity from borders of the Russian Federation”.
The Position Of France
The UN Secretary General urged the DPRK to stop provocations and to adhere to international obligations
France considers provocative missile launch by the DPRK. This is stated in a statement on Sunday statement from the Elysee Palace.
“France condemns with the new is a clear violation of the DPRK provisions of resolutions of the UN Security Council, – stated in the message. – Missile launch carried out last night, a month after produced by new nuclear test is an unacceptable provocation. In this context, France calls on the international community in the UN Security Council for swift and severe reaction that should be followed today”.
Italy expects a strong response from the UN security Council
Rome considers North Korea launching long-range missiles “another provocation” and waiting for the international community, starting with the UN security Council, “hard reaction”. This is stated in a statement released by the foreign Minister of Italy Paolo gentiloni.
“Launching long-range missiles is yet another provocation by the DPRK. Pyongyang comes just a month after the nuclear tests once again violates a resolution of the security Council, thus putting a threat to peace and security throughout the region. We hope a strong response from the international community, starting with the security Council,” said Gentiloni.
The USA will take the necessary steps to protect allies
Prime Minister of Japan held an emergency national security Council meeting after the missile launch of the DPRK
The USA will take the necessary measures to protect itself and its allies from North Korea’s provocations, said in a statement released on Saturday the assistant to the President for national security Susan rice.
“We will take all necessary measures to protect ourselves and our allies to respond to North Korean provocations. We urge the international community to unite and show North Korea that its reckless actions should have serious consequences,” she said.
Rice called the launch “yet another provocative and destabilizing action, which is a gross violation of several resolutions of the UN Security Council”. “Programs of North Korea for launching rockets and nuclear weapons pose a serious threat to our interests – including the safety of some of our closest allies – and undermine peace and security in the region”, – said the assistant President.
She condemned the rocket launch and “the determination of the DPRK to put the development of its missile and nuclear programs above the welfare of its own people”.
Kerry: missile launch North Korea threatens international peace and security
Japan is working on sanctions against the DPRK
The launch of North Korea missiles long-range threat to international peace and security. This was announced by the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry during a telephone talks with his counterparts from South Korea and Japan.
“The Secretary condemned the launch (missiles), which is a violation of many resolutions of the Security Council (SC) of the United Nations, threaten international peace and security. He stressed the importance of concerted international response to provocations by North Korea, including a strong UN security Council resolution,” – said in a statement released by the head of the press service of the state Department John Kirby.
Kerry also “reiterated the strong U.S. commitment to defend Japan, the Republic of Korea and other allies”. “The Secretary of state noted the significant value of the continuing close contacts and cooperation between the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea against the threat posed by North Korea,” said Kirby.
The UK’s Position
The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Philip Hammond made considers North Korea’s rocket launch long-range threat “to regional and international security”. This is stated in received Sunday in an official statement foreign Minister.
“I strongly condemn the technology test launch of ballistic missiles by the DPRK, the Minister said. – This is an obvious and intentional violation of a number of resolutions of the UN Security Council”.
“The DPRK’s actions continue to pose a threat to regional and international security,” stressed Hammond.
The Ministry of defense of Japan intends to uphold the order on combat readiness self-defence force
Philip Hammond also called a provocation by the DPRK launch long-range missiles and plans to coordinate a “collective response” to Pyongyang’s actions in the UN Security Council.
“Going to this provocation, the DPRK clearly demonstrated that the development of nuclear and ballistic program for her is a higher priority than improving the welfare of its own population, – the Minister noted. – In Pyongyang is well aware that the UN Security Council agreed on the need to take decisive measures against any further launches and nuclear tests”.
“Now, in coordination with partners (UN SC), we will have to meet in new York to agree on a collective response,” said Hammond, noting that the actions of the DPRK “continues to pose a threat to regional and international security”.
Hammond believes that the UN Security Council must take “decisive action” against the DPRK after launching long-range missiles. About the head of the foreign Ministry said after telephone talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.
As reported in the foreign Ministry, both politicians expressed “unified opinion” on the need for the action and reaction of the DPRK. “We agreed that the UN Security Council must take decisive measures against the DPRK,” he wrote Hammond on the official page in Twitter.
In the European Union and NATO condemned the rocket launch by the DPRK
EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to deplore the DPRK’s launch of the carrier rocket with the satellite.
“Such actions represent a direct threat to international peace and security in the region and beyond, and they aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula to the detriment of all”, said Mogherini.
Stoltenberg, in turn, emphasized that “this launch is a direct violation of five resolutions of the UN Security Council”. “They urge the DPRK to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile programme, to restore preexisting commitments to a moratorium on missile launches, and not to conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology”, he said.
The Position Of Germany
In turn, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that North Korea launching long-range missiles “is irresponsible provocation”.
“The challenge of North Korea to the international community, cannot remain without visible consequences,” he said. “We call on all partners to join in decisive steps”, – said Steinmeier.
The Turkish foreign Ministry strongly condemned the rocket launch in North Korea
The Turkish foreign Ministry condemned the DPRK carried out the launch of long-range missiles and called it a violation of international norms. This is stated in the ofcial statement of the foreign Ministry.
“We strongly condemn the launch by North Korea of long-range missiles, in violation of international obligations of this country. Together with North Korea January 6, the fourth nuclear test this launch once again demonstrates a complete disregard for regional and international security and stability,” the statement reads.
The Turkish foreign Ministry stated that “is deeply concerned about the possible negative consequences of this irresponsible step” of the DPRK. “We urge North Korea to fully and promptly perform all of its obligations under relevant UN security Council resolutions,” said the Ministry.
The Position Of South Korea
The launch of DPRK rocket should be seen as a test of the military Intercontinental ballistic missile, said on Sunday reporters the deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Korea following the meeting with representatives of the National intelligence service (LDCs).
“According to the LDCs, Pyongyang launched a satellite, which is expected to weigh about 200 kg, is useless from a scientific point of view. Normal scientific satellite on average should weigh from 800 to 1500 kg,” he told lawmakers. According to them, the intelligence, therefore, believes that the DPRK has the technology to create Intercontinental ballistic missiles and is currently preparing to hold the next, fifth nuclear test.
In turn, the head of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of South Korea Lee sung-Jin said that the authorities expect from the new DPRK provocation of a military nature.
“Pyongyang may conduct launches of ballistic missiles from submarines, and also to go to other provocations that could occur at any time and in any place”, – said the military.
The permanent representative of Japan to the UN: time for dialogue with the DPRK passed
The time for dialogue with the DPRK has already passed and the current situation in Pyongyang need to exert pressure to force to respect the resolutions of the UN Security Council. This was stated to journalists by the permanent representative of Japan to Motohide Yoshikawa, heading for an emergency meeting of the security Council.
“The time for dialogue has passed. Need the pressure,” the diplomat said. According to him, North Korea carried out rocket launch long-range action was a clear violation of UN security Council resolutions and should not remain unanswered.
In turn, the permanent representative of France to the UN Francois Delattre stressed the need to expedite the adoption of the resolution in retaliation for rocket launch and the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK on 6 January. “The sooner it will be adopted and the harder it will be, the better,” the diplomat said.
The head of the canadian Ministry of foreign Affairs stéphane Dion stated that the launch of the DPRK’s long-range missiles threatens international security and stability.
“Canada strongly condemns the launch by North Korea of long-range missiles, he said. – The startup and testing of nuclear weapons 6 January 2016, pose a serious threat to international peace, security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.”
Dion noted that such actions by the DPRK – “this is a direct violation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council” that show “a blatant disregard for their international obligations.”
“Canada will continue to work closely with its international and regional partners and will adequately respond to such actions of North Korea in an attempt to rein in unjustified, irresponsible and dangerous behavior (Pyongyang)”, said Dion.
The launch of the carrier rocket from the DPRK artificial satellite of the Earth
Constructed in the DPRK launch vehicle successfully put into orbit an artificial satellite of the Earth “kvanmenson-4” (“Shining star-4”), reported in the Sunday news Agency KCNA. According to him, the spacecraft was launched from the landfill Soha in the West. The DPRK will “and withdraw to low earth orbit satellites,” according to the Agency.
According to North Korean media, the rocket was promoted to Sunday 09:00 local time (03:30 GMT). According to Pyongyang, via, 9 minutes and 46 seconds after launch was recorded by the exit of a spacecraft into orbit. The circulation period of kvanmenson-4 around the Earth is 94 minutes. The North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN signed a decree on the launch of a satellite last Saturday.