Belgian foreign Minister condemned the missile launch of the DPRK and urged to comply with the sanctions regime

© AP Photo / Virginia Mamapussy. Archival photoBelgian foreign Minister condemned the missile launch of the DPRK and urged to comply with the sanctions regime© AP Photo / Virginia Mayo

Foreign Minister of Belgium Didier Reynders condemned the DPRK’s launch of ballistic missiles flying over Japan, and called on all countries to respect the UN security Council imposed sanctions against Pyongyang, to increase the pressure on the authorities, said in a communique of the Belgian foreign Ministry.

«Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea, including missile launch over Japanese territory. These actions are not comparable with the binding resolutions of the UN Security Council and a threat to regional and international security», — reads the statement of the foreign Ministry.

According to the head of the foreign Ministry, the steps of Pyongyang «does not bring us closer to lasting peace, which can only be achieved through international cooperation and dialogue.»

«All members of the international community must strictly comply with UN sanctions, to strengthen the international pressure upon the DPRK and to refrain from any action that could contribute to further work on nuclear and ballistic program,» said Reynders.

In the night of Tuesday, the DPRK fired a missile that flew over Japan’s territory, fell in 1180 kilometers from Cape Erimo in Hokkaido. Total flight distance was 2.7 thousand kilometers.

The military of Japan believe that during the flight there was a separation in three stages. Damage to air and marine vessels is not fixed. For the first time since April 2009, when North Korea launched a satellite with a missile «Taepodong-2», flight of the rocket passed over Japan’s territory. The military says that it released on Tuesday, the rocket likely was ballistic missile «And 12». In Japan triggered the emergency alert system J-Alert.

Belgian foreign Minister condemned the missile launch of the DPRK and urged to comply with the sanctions regime© Integratequality parity

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