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Jakarta Post

RI concerned with North Korea `satellite' launch

  • Lilian Budianto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 6 2009   /  02:59 pm

Indonesia has expressed concern over the "satellite" launch by North Korea suspected internationally of being a missile test, citing the risk of "escalating tensions" in the Korean Peninsula, Indonesia said. "The launch has increased the risk of tension although it still has to be verified whether it was a satellite or a missile. Our main concern is North Korea's launch has gone against the nuclear disarmament *spirit* in East Asia," Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.. "We have called for the renewal of six-party talks which stalled last year because suspicions will continue to grow as long as parties do not meet and negotiate," he said. The six-party members are China, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Russia and the United States, who had been working on scaling back North's nuclear program since 2003 in exchange for economic incen...