The parties noted that the launch violated numerous UN Security Council resolutions.

The U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK, Sung Kim, the Director of the Department of Asia and Oceania of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Takehiro Funakoshi, and the Special Representative of the Republic of Korea for Peace and Security on the Korean peninsula, Noh Kyu-Duk, discussed the new launch of a ballistic missile of the DPRK. This was announced by the United States Department of State.

“The U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK, Sung Kim, held telephone talks, discussing the launch of a ballistic missile in the DPRK on February 26 with the Director of the Department of Asia and Oceania of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Takehiro Funakoshi, and the Special Representative of the Republic of Korea for Peace and Security on the Korean peninsula, Noh Kyu-Duk,” the statement said. The parties discussed “the launch, which violated numerous UN Security Council resolutions and posed a serious threat to regional stability.”

As reported by the Yonhap news agency, North Korea on Sunday conducted tests related to the development of a reconnaissance satellite. According to the South Korean military, the ballistic missile was launched at 07:52 local time from the Sunan area in Pyongyang. The rocket flew about 300 km at a maximum altitude of 620 km and fell into the Sea of Japan. This is the eighth launch of the DPRK since the beginning of the year.