N. Korean missiles not for peace: UN

Other News Materials 6 July 2009 04:30 (UTC +04:00)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expresses concern over a series of missile launches by North Korea, saying such moves are 'unhelpful' for peace in the troubled peninsula, Press TV reported.

Ban told reporters in Geneva on Sunday that the test firings had defied UN resolutions.

The remarks come after Pyongyang launched seven missiles into waters off its east coast on Saturday.

The UN chief also noted that Pyongyang had closed all diplomatic channels following the recent moves. "North Korea has now closed all doors of communications and dialogue."

Pyongyang is facing UN and US sanctions over its May 25 nuclear test.