12 March 2017, Male’: The Republic of Maldives strongly condemns the launch of four Ballistic Missiles by Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 6 March 2017.

The recent ballistic missile activities by the DPRK is a clear violation of international law, the relevant Resolutions of the Security Council, and an act of unnecessary provocation. The DPRK’s behavior remains a hindrance to regional peace and stability and also a serious threat to international peace and security.

The Maldives calls upon the DPRK to immediately halt such provocative actions and to comply fully with the relevant Resolutions of the UN Security Council.