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North Korean missile testing.



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KEVIN RUDD M.P.

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Security 5 JULY 2006

NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TESTING

North Korea’s missile tests overnight are reckless actions by a reckless regime.

Our region should stand united in its condemnation of North Korea’s actions.

While in Beijing today I have raised concerns with senior Chinese officials about North Korea’s aggressive moves.

Labor believes we must use diplomacy with North Korea and China is in a good position to help the international community on this score.

If diplomacy doesn’t work, the international community should consider the merits of referring North Korea to the United Nations Security Council.

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5 July 2006

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