Remarks by Ambassador Sérgio França Danese, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, at a UN Security Council Briefing on the November 21 Launch by the DPRK

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Ambassador Sérgio França Danese condemning the use of ballistic-missile technology by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 21 November, said that the launch — which occurred before the opening of the announced window — posed risks to aircraft, ships and civilians in the region.

He also pointed out that the withdrawal from the 2018 comprehensive military agreement between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea could lead to accidents and misunderstandings along the border, which would put the security of the entire world at risk.

The placement of the Malligyeong-1 reconnaissance satellite into orbit, along with Pyongyang’s statement that it would launch “several reconnaissance satellites in a short span of time”, suggest that competition in the region is entering a new phase.

This includes greater use of space assets to enhance warfighting capabilities on all sides and, against this backdrop, he called on the Council to do more.

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