Thank you, Madame President,
Albania voted in favor of this resolution. We regret the outcome of the vote.
We believe that the Security Council missed a precious opportunity to come together and give a robust response to the continuous and persisting violations of its own resolutions by the regime of the DPRK.
This is utterly disappointing.
There is nothing more harmful to the international law, security council resolutions and international norms, than when they are disrespected.
There is nothing more damaging for the credibility and relevance of the Security Council than its inability to deliver because it is blocked.
There is hardly anything more worrying than when the Council fails to take it responsibility to contribute, by action, to the maintenance of Peace and Security, because it is divided.
All those who have lost trust in UN and its bodies have another reason to be unhappy and more critical.
The message the Council conveyed today with this result is to tolerate those who breach the provisions of documents that have been adopted for providing and guarantying safety and security.
As we all know, just yesterday DPRK launched another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, their sixth ICBM launch this year and 23 in total, in less than 5 months.
We reiterate our condemnation of these provocations which violate Security Council Resolutions and put openly at threat the global and regional security of the Korean Peninsula.
We have seen it more than once: what happen somewhere may have impact everywhere. Therefore, a tolerance for the dangerous course of militarization and nuclear proliferation of a country is a license to do the same, if not more, for any other rogue state.
We deplore the use of veto to prevent the Council to act, which can only be translated as support for such illegal activities.
Madame President, let me conclude by reiterating the call for DPRK to stop its destabilizing activities and give a chance to peace through engagement into meaning dialogue, without preconditions.