The Republic of Bulgaria strongly condemns the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This is a new serious violation by the DPRK of its international commitments stemming from the numerous UN Security Council resolutions. This repeated severe provocation threatens international peace and security and undermines the global non-proliferation regime.
The Republic of Bulgaria firmly adheres to the sanctions regime imposed on the DPRK by the UN and the EU as an instrument to influence North Korea's compliance with its international obligations.
We call on the DPRK to engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community that will lead to the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and full implementation of the relevant United Nations resolutions.