SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE

29 November 2017

LABOR CONDEMNS NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TEST

Labor condemns North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test in the strongest terms.

This test, which has the hallmarks of an intercontinental ballistic missile, is yet another provocative and dangerous act taken by the North Korean regime, in continuing and complete defiance of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.

These ongoing missiles tests, in conjunction with North Korea’s testing of nuclear devices, not only pose a direct threat to the region, they show a reckless disregard for global peace and security.

Labor urges all parties to work together to counter the North Korean threat.

The international community must continue to do all it can to pressure North Korea to halt its reckless and extremely dangerous behaviour.

All countries must fully implement UN Sanctions as agreed by the UN Security Council.

These unacceptable actions can only further isolate North Korea and Labor unequivocally condemns these reckless threats to global security.