File Photo: Combo photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 28, 2017 shows the test-firing of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system. Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), recently supervised the test-firing of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system of the DPRK army. (Xinhua/KCNA)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday condemned the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"This manifest violation of Security Council resolutions comes just days after the DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test," Guterres was quoted by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric as saying.
"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearization," said Dujarric in a statement.
The secretary-general "will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming high level week of the United Nations General Assembly," he added.
The DPRK reportedly fired a missile over Japan's northern island Hokkaido and into the Pacific Ocean on Friday.