Concern over NK missile launch

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the reported launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea on November 29.

In a statement issued here, the foreign ministry said that such launches “constitute violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. These steps also undermine the goals of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, the North-East Asia region and beyond.”

 It added: “Pakistan continues to call upon the DPRK to comply with its obligations under the Security Council resolutions and to refrain from actions that could lead to escalation of tensions.”

In order to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, “it is vital for all relevant parties to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy, to reduce tensions and work towards achieving a comprehensive solution,” the statement said.