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Sri Lanka ‘concerned’ at North Korean rocket launch

The Sri Lankan have expressed concern at the launch of a rocket by North Korea earlier this week, in a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs.

The full statement says,

"Sri Lanka is concerned at the launch of a rocket using ballistic missile technology by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874.

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue and cooperation between the relevant stakeholders at this juncture, Sri Lanka urges the concerned parties to work in close coordination within the existing UN Security Council Resolutions, in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula."

See how Sri Lanka itself reacted to a resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year in our post Sri Lanka remains stubbornly defiant after UN resolution (23 March 2012)

Also see our earlier post: UN Security Council condemns North Korean rocket launch (12 December 2012)


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