Photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Feb. 13, 2017 shows a test firing of a surface-to-surface medium- and long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on Feb. 12, 2017. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday claimed it successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface medium- and long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 and its top leader Kim Jong Un guided the test firing, according to the state news agency KCNA. (Xinhua/KCNA)
UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should refrain from any further provocations, UN Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-Genera Farhan Haq said on Monday.
Speaking at the daily news briefing, Haq said that "we deplore the continued violation of the Security Council resolutions by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, including most recent launches of ballistic missiles."
"The DPRK leadership should refrain from further provocations and return to full compliance with its international obligations," he said.
Earlier in the day, the South Korea Defense Ministry reported that the DPRK launched an identified missile at 7:36 a.m. local time. Later, Japan said that the country had launched four missiles, with three landing in Japanese territorial waters.
The UN is evaluating the situation, said Haq.