UNSC ‘strongly condemns’ nuclear test by Pyongyang

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday ‘strongly condemned’ the nuclear test conducted by North Korea while expressing determination to take “further significant measures” in the event of another nuclear 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.”

“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,” Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay) said in a press release.

UN Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon while condemning the nuclear test “unequivocally” said that the test was “deeply troubling”.

“This test once again violates numerous Security Council resolutions despite the united call by the international community to cease such activities.  It is also a grave contravention of the international norm against nuclear testing.”

“We are monitoring and assessing developments in close coordination with the concerned international organizations — including the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization — and interested parties,” he said.

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