North Korean Ambassador summoned to Foreign Office

The North Korean Ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office after the launch of a satellite.

The Foreign Office released a statement saying ambassador Mr Hyon Hak Bong has been made aware of the UK's condemnation of North Korea's actions adding they should avoid further provocative action.

The international community was united in their assessment that this launch, using ballistic missile technology, was a breach of UN Security Council Resolution 1874 and that it threatened regional stability.

The Foreign Office also stressed that instead of expecting international aid and assistance North Korea could have spent the money used on this launch to bring food and modernisation to its people.

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