August 29, 2017 / 1:44 PM / 10 months ago

U.N.'s Guterres condemns North Korea missile launch over Japan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday condemned North Korea’s missile launch over Japan earlier and called on Pyongyang to comply with international obligations and work toward reopening communications.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gestures during a joint news conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (not pictured) in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

“The launch undermines regional security and stability and efforts to create space for dialogue,” a spokeswoman for Guterres said in a statement.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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