Office of the Spokesperson
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim held a trilateral call with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Funakoshi Takehiro and ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Gunn on October 4 (KST) to discuss the DPRK’s dangerous and escalatory ballistic missile launch that overflew Japan the same day.
Special Representative Kim strongly condemned the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch as a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and deeply destabilizing to the region. He called on the DPRK to cease its unlawful and dangerous activities and engage in serious sustained diplomacy with the United States and its allies. Special Representative Kim also reaffirmed the ironclad U.S. commitments to the defense of Japan and the ROK and emphasized our shared goal of achieving the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.