Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the possible test launch of a missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Vienna (OTS) - On Sunday 18 June the EU Heads of Mission have conveyed to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea authorities the following urgent message:

"The European Union understands that a test launch of a Taepodong 2 missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea may be imminent.

In the view of the European Union such a missile test would be deeply regrettable. Such a provocative act would add considerable tension to an already complex regional situation. It would breach the longstanding moratorium on long-range missile launches.

The European Union urges the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to refrain from such a launch."

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Außenministerium
Presseabteilung
Tel.: ++43 (0) 50 1150-3262, 4549, 4550
Fax: ++43 (0) 50 1159-213
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http://www.aussenministerium.at

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