BRUSSELS North Korea must end its "illegal" ballistic missile programme that only serves to worsen tensions in the region, the European Union said on Monday after Pyongyang's latest missile launches.
North Korea "must halt all missile launches using ballistic missile technology and abandon its ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner," the European union said in a statement.
The EU said what it called illegal actions "serve no purpose other than increase tensions to the detriment of all."
North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday.
(Reporting by Robin Emmott, editing by Gabriela Baczynska)