Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a press release expressing Bangladesh’s “grave concern” at North Korea’s launching of a ballistic missile over northern Japan on Tuesday morning.
According to the ministry, North Korea’s recent missile tests demonstrated a “total disregard to the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.”
The ministry’s statement said: “Such wanton acts of provocation consists a threat to the maintenance of peace, stability and security in the region.”
They also emphasised that Bangladesh was a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and called “upon DPRK [North Korea] to honour its international obligations and commitments and refrain from such show of force and defiance.”
Pyongyang has been seeking to build a long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile. Its rate of testing has increased in recent months, and in July it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles that experts judged to be capable of hitting the United States.