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Moscow favours political,diplomatic solution of North Korea crisis

Moscow favours political,diplomatic solution of North Korea crisis

Condemning the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the country's leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearisation.

Abe on Friday called for a full implementation of the UN sanctions against North Korea said he will ask the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to discuss matters further. The yen therefore has continued to operate as a "safe-haven" despite Japan's geographical proximity to North Korea.

"Yet another illegal missile launch by North Korea", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned the launch of another ballistic missile by North Korea.

The Asean foreign ministers are scheduled to meet next week in NY and are expected to have a dialogue with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the sidelines of the UN general assembly.

The missile launch came four days after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution tightening sanctions against Pyongyang.

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The Philippine official plans to consult with fellow foreign ministers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on what they can do to reduce tensions in Korea.

"Of course, we are also concerned about the safety of the 242,000 Filipinos in Japan who may be impacted by these provocative acts", Cayetano said. The ASEAN foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in NY next week.

"Our Embassy in Tokyo and Consulate General in Osaka are closely monitoring the situation and are regularly providing updates to the Filipino community", said Cayetano.

It was the second missile that flew over Japan in less than a month, and comes less than two weeks after North Korea's nuclear test on Sep 3.

"Our kababayans (countrymen) in Japan must closely monitor the Embassy's announcements and to update information on their whereabouts and contact details with the embassy or Consulate General", he said.


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