Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea, Japan condemn N.Korea’s missile launch

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- Top South Korean and Japanese nuclear envoys denounced North Korea's latest missile test Wednesday and called for the reclusive regime to return to the dialogue table, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

Noh Kyu-duk, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, met his Japanese counterpart, Takehiro Funakoshi, in Seoul, as North Korea staged its 14th known show of force this year around at noon.

They pointed out the launch is a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions and poses a "serious threat" not only to the Korean Peninsula but also to the international community.

"They urged North Korea to immediately cease further destabilizing acts and return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy," the ministry said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency