Singapore condemns North Korea's latest 'dangerous and brazen provocation'

South Korea's missile system firing Hyunmu-2 missile into the East Sea from an undisclosed location on South Korea's east coast during a live-fire exercise aimed to counter North Korea’s missile test on Sept 15, 2017.
South Korea's missile system firing Hyunmu-2 missile into the East Sea from an undisclosed location on South Korea's east coast during a live-fire exercise aimed to counter North Korea’s missile test on Sept 15, 2017. PHOTO: AFP/SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTRY

North Korea's ballistic missile test on Friday (Sept 15) was rebuked by Singapore as a "dangerous and brazen provocation".

The test "has demonstrated yet again the DPRK's blatant disregard of the grave concerns of the international community," the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Friday (Sept 15), referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

The test saw Pyongyang sending its second missile flying over Japan within a month.

"Such moves have seriously affected the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula," said the MFA.

"This test is another serious breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions (UNSCR), including resolution 2375 adopted earlier this week."

"We strongly urge the DPRK to cease all provocations immediately, and reiterate our long-standing call for the DPRK to abide by its international obligations and commitments."

UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday (Sept 11) to impose a new round of sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test on Sept 3.

The new measures include the first-ever cap on oil exports to the isolated state as well as a ban on its textile and labour exports.

North Korea had lashed out against the sanctions, calling them "illegal" and vowing to retaliate.