North Korea : Rocket launch (30 march 2012)
North Korea/ Rocket launch (30 march 2012)
The space rocket launch envisaged by North Korea would clearly violate the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Indeed, space launch vehicles and ballistic missiles use very similar technology. However, resolution 1874 (2009) notably demands that North Korea not conduct any “launch using ballistic missile technology.”
As soon as the announcement was made by Pyongyang on March 16, we, like all our partners, called on North Korea to abandon these plans and to comply with its international obligations. We renew this appeal.