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April 6, 2009

North Korea provokes the world

Filed under: crisis communication, Poelaert Nathalie — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 8:17 am

Last night North Korea test-fired a long-range missile. The operation seems to have failed, because only a few minutes after the missile was launched it crashed into the Sea of Japan. Yet, North Korea managed to proceed with this operation, notwithstanding the objection of the world powers.

Several countries from all over the world have already denounced this action and this morning’s statement from the White House shows the indignation of the United States: “The United States ‘strongly condemns’ the launches and North Korea’s ‘unwillingness to heed calls for restraint from the international community’. This provocative act violates a standing moratorium on missile tests to which the North had previously committed.”

Since the confession of North Korea in October 2002 to have a secret nuclear-arms programme, several talks between North Korea and six other parties took place to prevent North Korea to go on with this programme. In 1999 North Korea even signed a Moratorium on Testing of Long-Range Missiles. However, in the past ten years North Korea has violated this declaration more than once.

It is not any wonder that the world powers are disturbed. North Korea could easily reach Alaska, Russia, Pakistan and India with its long-range missiles and we have learned from the past that North Korea is not afraid to violate its agreements.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/de.redactie/buitenland/090405_NKorea_lancering

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/990/Buitenland/article/detail/808630/2009/04/05/VS-noemen-Noord-Koreaanse-raketlancering-provocatie.dhtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5149512.stm

http://www.asiasource.org/news/at_mp_02.cfm?newsid=88268

Nathalie Poelaert

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