OFFICIAL STATEMENT 201
Spain adopts measures against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

​Spain has condemned the successive nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in violation of the corresponding resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. The nuclear and ballistic programmes of the DPRK violate the system of non-proliferation and represent a serious threat to peace in the region and to global security. The latest statement of condemnation was issued on 29 August following the launch of a ballistic missile that flew directly over the sovereign territory of Japan

31/08/2017

The constant requests from the international community for the DPRK to renounce these programmes and start negotiations that lead to the complete, irreversible and verifiable nuclear disarmament of the Korean Peninsula are being continuously challenged by the Korean authorities, whose actions represent an escalation in international tension and a serious risk of conflict.

The Embassy of the DPRK had been warned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the consequences on bilateral relations of the continuation of these actions. On Thursday, 31 August, the Ambassador of the DPRK was summoned and the position of the Government of Spain was reiterated to him, together with the decision to reduce the number of diplomatic personnel at its Embassy in Madrid.

 

 

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