Statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs:
On the failed rocket launch of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
[April 13, 2012]
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) proceeded early today with its planned launch of a long-range rocket in defiance of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions 1695 (2006), 1874 (2009) and 1718 (2006), and in the face of overwhelming calls by the international community for desistance from such a threatening and provocative act. For these reasons, the Philippines deplores the launch, notwithstanding its failure.
The DPRK should reconsider its current path of isolation from the international community. The Philippines strongly urges the DPRK to desist from acts of provocation and to end its use or testing of ballistic missile technology. The DPRK should abide by the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner.
The Philippines reiterates its readiness to work with international partners in the effort to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.
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