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France says North Korea serious threat to security, must abide by obligations
May 14, 2017 / 10:53 AM / 6 months ago

France says North Korea serious threat to security, must abide by obligations

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Sunday condemned the latest ballistic missile test carried out by North Korea, warning that the Asian country was a “serious threat” to global security and should immediately abide by its international commitments.

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

“France calls on North Korea to conform immediately with its international obligations and proceed to the dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible way,” Foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in a statement.

The statement was the first by the ministry since Emmanuel Macron was sworn-in as president. French diplomats have said North Korea is an area where he may seek to work closely with United States President Donald Trump.

Reporting by John Irish; Editin by Mathieu Rosemain

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