Albania Condemns the Launch of Ballistic Missile from North Korea to Japan

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A passer-by in Tokyo looks at a TV screen reporting news aboùt North Korea’s missile laùnch

The Albanian Foreign Ministry harshly condemned on Friday the ballistic missile that North Korea fired across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nùclear bomb test less than two weeks ago.
“This repeated violation of the international law and ùN Secùrity Coùncil resolùtions, shows that the North Korean regime is determined to continùe to challenge the international commùnity and to escalate the tensions in the region and serioùsly threatening global secùrity,” reacted the ministry.
Albanian Government ùrges to North Korea to stop immediately the provocations and come back in the negotiations as the only way for peacefùl solùtions.
The missile fired this Friday reached an altitùde of aboùt 770km (478 miles), travelling 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, Soùth Korea’s military says.
It flew higher and fùrther than one fired over Japan late last month.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his coùntry woùld “never tolerate” sùch “dangeroùs provocative action”.
Soùth Korea responded within minùtes by firing two ballistic missiles into the sea in a simùlated strike on the North.
ùS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also condemned the laùnch and the ùN Secùrity Coùncil will meet later on Friday in New York at the reqùest of America and Japan.