“We are & nbsp; united in & nbsp; condemnation of the last missile launch of the DPRK. The launch of the DPRK on January 5 & nbsp; of a ballistic missile is a clear violation of the resolutions & nbsp; UN Security Council & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; She read out the text of the statement by the Permanent Representative of the United States to the & nbsp; UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
According to the & nbsp; opinion of the United States and & nbsp; other Western countries, Pyongyang's continued development of weapons of mass destruction and & nbsp; the development of a ballistic missile program is a threat to international peace and & nbsp; security .
“We & nbsp; call on the DPRK to refrain from & nbsp; further destabilizing actions, to abandon & nbsp; its banned WMD and & nbsp; ballistic missile program, to begin a meaningful dialogue in & nbsp; the common goal of complete denuclearization of the [Korean Peninsula] in accordance with & nbsp; with & nbsp; resolutions & nbsp; UNSC. & lt; & hellip; & gt; We & nbsp; also call on all UN members to fulfill their obligations under the & nbsp; sanctions resolution & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; the statement reads.
As previously reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea, the DPRK conducted a hypersonic missile test on January 5 & nbsp; Meanwhile, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters that & nbsp; North Korea has tested a new type of ballistic missile, its & nbsp; launches have not been carried out before. According to the & nbsp; Japanese Coast Guard, the rocket fell into the & nbsp; Sea of Japan. The last time the DPRK conducted missile tests was in & nbsp; October 2021. Then it launched a new submarine ballistic missile.