UAE condemns N. Korea missile test over Japan

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 06:09 GMT

The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan - REUTERS

The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan - REUTERS

ABU DHABI - 29 August 2017: The United Arab Emirates has condemned North Korea's firing of a missile that violated Japan's airspace in an unjustifiable escalation of the tense situation in the region, affirming that such repeated military tests blatantly defy all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the Non-Proliferation Treaty and pose a genuine threat to international security and stability.

According to WAM, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reiterated in a statement the necessity of complying with international resolutions and conventions on banning the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, calling upon the UN Security Council to put an end to such practices that are likely to undermine prospects of peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

The UAE has requested N. Korea to abide by Security Council resolutions, urging all parties concerned to resort to dialogue and diplomacy to contain tensions and maintain international peace and security.

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