North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2018.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received reports of imminent missile test launches by North Korea; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Secretary of State is briefed on a regular basis about the development of North Korean Ballistic Missile capability, including the conduct of significant tests when they occur. The Ministry of Defence continues to work with its international partners to support the policy of exerting maximum political and economic pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to change its direction and reach a peaceful resolution to regional tensions.

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