The launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by the DPRK on 29 November 2017 once again constituted a flagrant violation of the multiple United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions concerning the DPRK, and further undermines the global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime.

Malaysia is dismayed at and strongly condemns the DPRK's continued defiance of the repeated calls by the international community for the Pyongyang regime to seek a peaceful path in addressing the situation in the Korean Peninsula.

It is seriously alarming that the DPRK's provocative action serves to only further aggravate the existing tensions in the Korean Peninsula, which hamper efforts by the international community in finding a durable solution and lasting peace in the region.

Malaysia strongly urges the DPRK to desist from conducting further missile launches, encourages it to deescalate tensions and recommit to peaceful dialogue and negotiations, in the interest of the maintenance of international peace and security.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia