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Philippines: ASEAN foreign ministers express concern over North Korea’s missile tests01:17

Philippines: ASEAN foreign ministers express concern over North Korea’s missile tests

Philippines, Manila
April 28, 2017 at 08:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers issued a statement expressing concern regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, during the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Friday.

The statement comes a day after it was reported that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had sent a letter to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, appealing for support in the face of escalating tensions with the US, in order to stop a "nuclear holocaust".

Tensions have soared in the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests and US’ tough rhetoric on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers issued a statement expressing concern regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, during the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Friday.

The statement comes a day after it was reported that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had sent a letter to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, appealing for support in the face of escalating tensions with the US, in order to stop a "nuclear holocaust".

Tensions have soared in the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests and US’ tough rhetoric on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

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