NATO urges 'global response' to North Korea's missile launch over Japan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Friday called for a 'global response' to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it 'a reckless breach of UN resolutions.'

AFP September 15, 2017 19:05:14 IST
NATO urges 'global response' to North Korea's missile launch over Japan

Brussels: NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Friday called for a "global response" to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it "a reckless breach of UN resolutions."

NATO urges global response to North Koreas missile launch over Japan

File image of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. AP

"North Korea's missile launch is another reckless breach of UN resolutions - a major threat to international peace and security which demands a global response," he said in a tweet.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programme.

The launch came after the UN Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the Stalinist regime following its sixth nuclear test earlier this month.

The UN Security Council called a new emergency meeting for later Friday.

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