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Estonia is Against North Korean Missile Testing


No 439-E

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that North Korea's plan to hold missile testing from 10-22 December is against international law. “Missile testing would violate UN Security Council resolutions 1718 and 1874, among other things,” Paet stated. “It would also worsen the security situation in the region and make it more complicated to find a peaceful resolution to the nuclear issue.”

Paet added that peace and stability on the Korean peninsula is in the interest of the whole international community. “North Korea must abandon its plan to test missiles,” said Paet.

North Korea made an announcement last week that it will hold testing between 10-22 December with the goal of launching a satellite into orbit. The last similar test, held in April of this year, failed. The USA and South Korea believe that this is a test of intercontinental missiles that North Korea has been working on for years.

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