• search

France seeks strong UN response to N. Korea test

Written by: Staff
|

UNITED NATIONS, July 5 (Reuters) France said today it was consulting with fellow U.N. Security Council members on ''a strong, united response'' from the international community to North Korea's test-firing of a barrage of missiles.

France, the Security Council president for July, said in a statement that it called on North Korea ''in the strongest terms'' to strictly abide by a 1999 moratorium on missile tests.

''North Korea's attitude goes against the effort to ensure stability and security in northeast Asia, particularly the six-party talks on the nuclear issue. Our objective remains the complete, irreversible and verifiable dismantling of North Korea's military nuclear program,'' the French statement said.

Paris ''has decided immediately to start consultations with a view to sending North Korea a strong, united response from the international community,'' the statement said.

A French spokesman said on Tuesday the council would meet in closed session on Wednesday to discuss a council response to the missile tests, but no time was yet set.

The meeting was requested by Japanese U.N. Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, the spokesman said.

REUTERS CH RK2009

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Loksabha Results

PartyLWT
BJP+3400340
CONG+86086
OTH1160116

Arunachal Pradesh

PartyLWT
BJP15015
CONG000
OTH202

Sikkim

PartyLWT
SDF606
SKM505
OTH000

Odisha

PartyLWT
BJD88088
BJP22022
OTH13013

Andhra Pradesh

PartyLWT
YSRCP1470147
TDP27027
OTH101

LEADING

YS Avinash Reddy - YSRCP
Kadapa
LEADING
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more