Seoul: N. Korea's provocation will only deepen its isolation

NNA – South Korea’s foreign ministry condemned North Korea’s long-range missile launch Wednesday, warning the country’s military provocation will only further deepen its diplomatic isolation and economic difficulties.

“North Korea’s repeated provocative acts pose a grave threat to the Korean Peninsula, as well as the international peace and security,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in its statement. “The government condemns North Korea for its continued escalation of tension with its reckless provocation that came in disregard of our sincere efforts to relieve tension and build peace on the Korean Peninsula.”

The ministry also warned that with its provocations, North Korea will only earn “diplomatic isolation and economic hardship.”

“North Korea needs to realize that giving up its nuclear and missile development is the only path toward securing its own security and economic development,” the statement said.

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