G7 “strongly condemns” North Korea’s continued ballistic missile tests

G7 on North Korea: G7 meeting is being held in Germany from Saturday to Monday. (file)

Pyongyang:

G-7 foreign ministers on Saturday condemned North Korea’s testing of ballistic missiles and further development of missile and nuclear capabilities.

“We strongly condemn the continued testing of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch carried out on March 24, 2022, which reaffirms the DPRK’s intention to further develop its nuclear and missile capabilities. We are deeply sorry that the DPRK, along with the recent launch, has also abandoned its self-declared moratorium on ICBM launches,” foreign ministers said earlier in the day at a meeting in the German city of Weissenhaus. later said in a joint release. ,

North Korea launched its latest launch of an unidentified projectile on Thursday, marking its 16th test of missiles this year.

The last launch was on May 7, when Pyongyang did not officially announce the missile launch and did not specify what type of projectile it was.

A three-day meeting of foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States is taking place in Germany from Saturday to Monday to discuss Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and other global issues.

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