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Park calls North Korea's rocket launch 'outright disaster' for peace

By Korea Herald

Published : Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:06

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President Park Geun-hye on Sunday condemned North Korea for “ignoring the warnings of the international community in the wee hours of the morning and carried out the unacceptable act of provocation by launching the long-range missile in a follow-up to its 4th nuclear test.”

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Speaking at Cheong Wa Dae’s National Security Council, Park said that the North’s launch is a challenge against the international community that longs for peace as it was carried out at a time where discussion was being held at the U.N. Security Council on sanctioning North Korea’s nuclear test.

“The UNSC should have to prepare strong sanctions as soon as possible under the recognition that North Korea’s nuclear missile threat is a substantial threat to the international community and an outright disaster for the world peace,” Park said.

She also said that the government will take all necessary measures to strengthen the Seoul-Washington’s aligned countermeasures against the North. (