The following press release was issued by the EEAS on .
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) appears to have fired a Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile earlier today. If confirmed, this would constitute yet another serious violation by the DPRK of its international obligations as set out in multiple UN Security Council Resolutions. The DPRK must halt all missile launches using ballistic missile technology and abandon its ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.
Peace and stability in the region requires that DPRK refrains from any further action that increases tensions and engages in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community, in particular in the framework of the Six Party Talks.