EU condemns N. Korean missile launch

BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) — The EU slammed North Korea’s recent launch of ballistic missile technology, which violates its international obligations under several UNSC resolutions, including the one adopted on March 2.
North Korea must abide by all its obligations and halt all launches using ballistic missile technology, Maja Kocijancic, EU spokesperson for foreign affairs, said in a statement Wednesday.
The EU expects Pyongyang to refrain from any further action that would increase regional tensions, Kocijancic added.
Earlier, North Korea launched what appeared to be two Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles from its east coast, both of which apparently have fallen into the sea.
The first test-firing is assumed to have been unsuccessful, travelling only 150 km before exploding in the air.
However, the second missile, also believed to be a Musudan, flew some 400 km and reached an altitude of more than 1,000 km.
The Musudan ballistic missile is believed to be capable of reaching the US territory of Guam.
North Korea had launched a Musudan mid-range ballistic missile on May 31st in violation of UN resolutions, but the launch ended in failure. (end) nk.ma