February 12, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“The North Korean regime’s reckless disregard for the global will is again on display.
“This test—North Korea’s third—is provocative and marks a serious, misguided threat to regional peace and security.
“What makes such actions even more unconscionable is the fact that the North Korean people starve and are denied their basic human dignity while the Pyongyang regime squanders limited resources.
“While we had hoped the passing of dictator Kim Jong-il would have closed a sad chapter in North Korea, we are disappointed that his son has continued the irresponsible path of placing weapons before the well-being of people.
“Canada will work with our international partners to pursue all appropriate actions and sanctions against the rogue regime in North Korea.”
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