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Statement by Robert Gibbs on the United Nations' Condemnation of North Korea Launch

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                              April 13, 2009

Statement by Robert Gibbs on the United Nations’ Condemnation of North Korea Launch

The President welcomes today's clear and united message by the United Nations Security Council condemning North Korea's recent launch of a Taepo-dong 2 Missile, confirming that it violates international law and would result in real consequences for North Korea.  The international community is united in demanding that North Korea abandon its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, and that it refrain from further provocations.  The United States will continue working with our allies and partners in the Six-Party Talks to achieve the verifiable elimination of North Korea's nuclear weapons program and the reduction of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.