July 4, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada unreservedly condemns North Korea’s ongoing ballistic missile tests, which are a direct threat to regional and international peace and security, and continues to underline the need for a unified international response.
“The provocative July 4 launch, which North Korea claims is an intercontinental ballistic missile, further demonstrates the regime’s flagrant disregard for its international obligations.
“We call upon North Korea to cease these provocations and immediately and verifiably abandon its ballistic missile program.
“Canada will continue its steadfast support for South Korea, Japan and other partners in the region—as well as international efforts to resolve the proliferation of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. In this regard, we encourage further efforts to enhance peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.”