Philippines condemns North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch

The Philippine government on Friday, May 31, reiterated its condemnation of North Korea's missile activities after its recent firing of multiple ballistic shots.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Pyongyang's action is provoking tension in the Indo-Pacific region.

"The Philippines condemns the DPRK's (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) latest satellite launch using ballistic missile technology which provokes tensions and undermines economic progress, peace, and stability in the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific region," DFA said.

The country had been issuing condemnation of North Korea's activity multiple times in the past.

On Thursday, May 30, North Korea launched 10 short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area, according to South Korean military.

Manila said Pyongyang must comply with its international obligations under relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions as well as to commit to constructive and peaceful dialogue with South Korea.

"The Philippines has consistently supported the call for a complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the DPRK," it added.