France condemns Pyongyang for missile firing

France condemned the firing of a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday by North Korea, the first such test since US President Donald Trump was elected

By: Reuters | Paris | Published: February 12, 2017 7:23:56 pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 11, 2016.          REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 11, 2016. (Source: REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo)

France condemned the firing of a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday by North Korea, the first such test since US President Donald Trump was elected. “France condemns the missile strike that was conducted by North Korea on Feb. 12 in violation of resolutions of the United Nations’ security council,” the ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a short statement on Sunday.

“France reaffirms its solidarity with its partners in Asia-Pacific whose security is threatened by the North Korean nuclear and ballistic programme,” it said. The Trump administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.

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