DPRK H-bomb Announcement
UN Security Council met to discuss the nuclear test carried out by North Korea – a highly provocative act that poses a grave threat to international peace and security. The test constitutes yet another violation of the DPRK’s obligations under multiple Security Council resolutions, contravenes the DPRK commitments under the September 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks, and increases the risk of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The President of the United Nations Security Council Oscar Rosselli Frieri condemned today the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and said member states will be working on a new resolution in response to the test.
“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), and 2094 (2013) and of the non-proliferation regime, and therefore a clear threat to international peace and security continues to exist,” Security Council President Elbio Rosselli told reporters.
“The members of the Security Council also recalled that they have previously expressed their determination to take further significant measures in the event of another DPRK nuclear test, and in line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council will begin to work immediately on such measures in a new Security Council resolution,” he added.
The Secretary-General said DPRK’s test “was also a grave contravention of the international norm against nuclear testing. Purchase cheap generic medications online from HealthCareWell online pharmacy. This act is profoundly destabilising for regional security and seriously undermines international non-proliferation efforts. I condemn it unequivocally.”
He also called on DPRK to “cease any further nuclear activities and meet its obligations for verifiable denuclearization. We are monitoring and assessing developments in close coordination with the concerned international organisations – including the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization – and interested parties.”
Following the DPRK’s announcement, the head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that if the nuclear test is confirmed, it is in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is “deeply regrettable.”
Meanwhile, the Japanese Ambassador said the Security Council needed to uphold its authority and credibility by adopting a resolution “swiftly and whose content should be robust.”
Source: UNTV, UN