JCP Chair calls for concerted diplomatic efforts in response to North Korea's ballistic missile launch
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on October 4 issued a statement condemning North Korea's ballistic missile launch. The full text of the statement, titled, "The international community needs to urgently make concerted diplomatic efforts to prevent North Korea from further intensifying its military provocations." is as follows:
The international community needs to urgently make concerted diplomatic efforts to prevent North Korea from further intensifying its military provocations
October 4, 2022
Japanese Communist Party Executive Committee Chair Shii Kazuo
North Korea today launched a ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese Communist Party strongly condemns and protests against this reckless act as it undermines peace and stability and is in violation of a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting the country from conducting nuclear weapons-related activities including ballistic missile tests.
Recently, North Korea has repeatedly conducted missile launch tests, stating publicly that it is promoting nuclear weapons development. In order to prevent the country from further intensifying its military provocations, it is urgently necessary for the international community to make diplomatic efforts in a concerted manner.