The G7 foreign ministers on Saturday condemned North Korea’s testing of ballistic missiles and the further development of missile and nuclear capabilities.
“We strongly condemn the ongoing testing of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the launch of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) conducted on March 24, 2022, which reaffirmed the DPRK’s intention to further expand its nuclear and missile capabilities “We deeply regret that the DPRK, with its latest launch, has also abandoned its self -declared moratorium on ICBM launches,” the Foreign Minister said in a joint statement after a meeting in the German city of Weissenhaus earlier in the day. .
North Korea conducted its latest launch of an unknown projectile on Thursday, marking its 16th missile test this year.
The previous launch took place on May 7, when Pyongyang did not officially announce the missile launch and did not explain the type of missile.
A three -day meeting of foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States was held in Germany from Saturday to Monday to discuss Russian military operations in Ukraine and other global issues.