Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has condemned a missile test launched by North Korea. The Pentagon said that the North Koreans had launched the missile from Mupyong-ni and it travelled around 1,000 kilometres before falling into the sea near to Japan.
Johnson said in a statement:
“The UK strongly condemns North Korea’s second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and calls on the regime to immediately stop all activity that breaches UN Security Council resolutions.
The UK will stand alongside our allies and partners as we confront the growing threat North Korea poses to regional and international security. Once again North Korea shows no regard for its international obligations.
We urge the DPRK regime to put the well-being of its own people ahead of the illegal pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile programmes”.
Donald Trump, the President of the United States, said:
“Threatening the world, these weapons and tests further isolate North Korea, weaken its economy, and deprive its people”.