30 juin 2014
Brussels, 30 June 2014 Ref EEAS 140630/01
" We are deeply concerned about the launch of short range ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 29 June 2014. The firing of ballistic missiles constitutes a clear violation of the DPRK’s international obligations as set out in particular under UN Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874.
We call upon the DPRK to comply fully, unconditionally and without delay with all its obligations under the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. We also urge the DPRK to refrain from any action that could further increase regional tensions."
Note RP Defense : that Spokesperson is "deeply" concerned by a north-korean missile. But,she/he had nor a thought nor a word for a Foreign Legion NCO who died in Mali for Europe safety. Strange world ....
4 avril 2014
04 April 2014 Pacific Sentinel
South Korea was reportedly considering purchasing advanced surveillance radar to spot small- sized, low-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dispatched from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The South Korean news agency Yonhap, citing a military official, reported that the military was mulling acquiring the low-altitude surveillance radar from overseas as it failed to detect several unmanned aircrafts deployed by the DPRK recently.
The DPRK has flew several pilotless airplanes for the reconnaissance purpose to South Korea, which were spotted by the naked eye in frontline areas, but were depicted as birds on the radar screen due to their small size.
The South Korean Army was operating the low-altitude surveillance radars called TPS-830K, but it rarely detected the small, unmanned aircrafts believed to be flown by the DPRK.
An official at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the country's arms procurement agency, said over phone that he hasn't heard of whether the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) has decided to buy it, noting that the JCS should make a decision to purchase any military devices.
The South Korean military came to a tentative conclusion that two drones, discovered in inter-Korean border areas recently, came from the DPRK, according to government sources cited by Yonhap.
Read the full story at Army Recognition
28 mars 2014
Brussels, 28 March 2014 140328/03
The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today :
" The High Representative is deeply concerned about the destabilising actions undertaken by the DPRK on 26th March 2014, following the rocket launches over the course of the last three weeks. This week's missile firings represent a clear violation of the DPRK’s international obligations as set out in particular under UN Security Council Resolution 1718 and 1874.
The High Representative calls upon the DPRK to comply fully, unconditionally and without delay with its obligations under relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, its IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement under the NPT, and its commitments towards denuclearisation under the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six Party Talks. She also urges DPRK to refrain from any action that could further increase regional tensions.
The EU is ready to continue working with its international partners, with a view to contributing to the pursuit of lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."