Japan appreciates UN resolution on DPRK rocket launch: FM
Global Times -- Jan 24
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday that Japan welcomes the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution on condemning a rocket launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on December 12.
Japan "highly appreciates" the unanimous adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2087, "condemning as a firm message of the international community" the launch of the missile by DPRK, said Kishida in a statement.
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