G7 foreign ministers on Saturday condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and further development of its nuclear and missile capabilities.
“We strongly condemn the continued ballistic missile testing by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the launch of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) carried out on March 24, 2022, which once again confirms the intention of the DPRK to further develop its nuclear capability and missile capabilities. We deeply regret that the DPRK, with the most recent launches, has also abandoned its self-declared moratorium on ICBM launches,” the foreign ministers said in a statement. a joint statement after a meeting in the German town of Weissenhaus earlier in the day.
North Korea conducted its final launch of an unknown projectile on Thursday, marking the 16th missile test this year.
The previous launch was on May 7, when Pyongyang did not officially announce the launch of the missile and did not explain what type of projectile it was.
The three-day meeting of foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States is being held in Germany from Saturday to Monday to discuss the Russian military operation in Ukraine and other global issues.