Foreign Office Minister Summons North Korea Ambassador

Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, has summoned the North Korea Ambassador to protest about the country’s missile launch over Japan last week.

Field said in a statement following the meeting:

“I summoned the North Korean ambassador to the Foreign Office today and made clear how strongly the UK condemns the regime’s launch of an intermediate range missile over Japan on 28 August.

Once again, North Korea’s reckless actions violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and threaten international security. The UK will work with our partners and allies to tackle this threat.

I urge the regime to end its illegal pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missiles and return to dialogue with the international community”.