PH condemns NoKor rocket launch


North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket AP

MANILA, Philippines–The government on Wednesday condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s rocket launch, debris of which fell in the sea 300 kilometers east of the Philippines.

“The DPRK is in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1695 (2006),1874 (2009) and 1718 (2006), which explicitly demanded DPRK not to use or conduct any launch using ballistic missile technology and the suspension of its ballistic missile program,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.

The DFA urged North Korea to “desist from acts of provocation and to end its use or testing of ballistic technology.”

“The Philippines joins other governments in urging the DPRK to undertake steps towards confidence-building and engagement with the international community in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the entire Asia-Pacific region,” the DFA said.

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  • TheGUM

    Every other capable country can use a rocket to send a satellite into space and not North Korea?  Why not?  Or for that matter, every other capable country can develop their nuclear technology and not Iran?  Why not?

    I’m all for disarmament for the world as a general, sane policy, but why is there always a double standard, here?  Countries that resist imperialists, such as the USA, have no right to defend themselves?  Really?  Come, on!  Kiss a s s Philippine foreign policy.

    • kanoy

       They have every right to…our leaders are trying to imitate other leaders but are doing a horrible job because they have no idea why other leaders say or do what they say or do except what gets printed in the STAR TIMES INQUIRER

  • bugoybanggers

    Huwag ng makisawsaw, inggit na naman angPILIPINAS pa condemn condemn pa. Aba gaya gaya ka lang sa US, kesyo UN resolution. Ano ba naman, pagtutuunan pa ba ng pansin ito? Ano ngayon kung mag palipad sila ng ROCKET. Karapatan nila ito dahil pinagHIRAPAN nilang gawin. Siguro mas mautak ang mga KOREANO talaga kaysa PILIPINO. Ang isipin natin kung papano tayo makagawa ng TURNILYO para makabuo man lang tayo ng ROCKET. Pambihira hanggang KWITIS at Baby ROCKET lang yata ang kayang gawin.

    • opinyonlangpo

      The technology and materials are available, it is the initiative from the corrupt leaders that is missing. They are more greedy than patriotic.

  • opinyonlangpo

    NoKor is much poorer than the Philippines but there they are launching and testing their satellite rockets, ballistic missiles, weapons. Although they are the hermit kingdom virtually isolated from the outside world they surely are able to defend their country from outside aggression. It is something to be envied upon by a defenseless country like the Philippines.

    • kanoy

      hahahahahahahahahahaha so right you are and so SAD & PATHETIC it is…but then what to expect from some dummy government who don’t even know the difference between a BALLISTIC missile and a SATELLITE missile….which is NOT in violation of any UN resolution…DUH!!

      A Satellite Launch, Not a Ballistic Missile

      Israeli experts: North Korea’s upcoming planned launch, which is troubling Japan and the US, will be a satellite, not a missile

  • brentcom

    DFA wag na kayong makisawsaw. kung baga sa election, nuisance candidate kayo.

    • victor1052

      Yeah. So what? The nokors would say. Mind your own corrupt business. Nagpapansin. 

  • DakuAkongUtin

    That is the only way North Korea can  ensure its survival against the West. Imagine there are nuclear tipped missiles manned by US troops  in South Korea aimed at North Korea. If you are weak, then you will be at their mercy.

  • Jude Fawley

    Our condemnation is NO EFFECT to the North Koreans. The country doesn’t even care to US condemnation. Nowadays, having a nuclear bomb is a deterrent to any possible US attack.

  • disqusted0fu

    these countries are showing no respect to the Phils. anymore. its going to be hard to get some respect back until Aquino has his seat as president. if they see our president, who is our representative, as a joke, they are also going to see the whole country as a joke.

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