- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

PRAGUE (AP) - The United States and the European Union say North Korea’s missile launch is a threat to neighbors and demands a response from world nations.

A statement from U.S. and EU leaders calls on North Korea to abandon all nuclear weapons and “cease threatening behavior.”’

They said North Korea’s development of a ballistic missile capability “is aimed at providing it with the ability to threaten countries near and far with weapons of mass destruction.”

The leaders also said the missile launch “demands a response from the international community, including from the U.N. Security Council, to demonstrate that its resolutions cannot be defied with impunity.”

The Security Council meets later Sunday in New York.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide