Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns North Korea’s nuclear test

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The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) condemns in the strongest terms the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Sunday, and qualifies the action as “a new major threat to regional and international peace and security,” a Foreign Ministry press release on Sunday reads.

The MAE expresses, in this context, “deep concern at the continued provocative actions of the North Korean authorities, which are serious violations of UN Security Council resolutions and lead to an unprecedented rise in tensions in the Korean Peninsula in recent years,” the source reads.

At the same time, the Romanian ministry reiterates its firm appeal to the Government in Pyongyang to implement all resolutions of the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to abandon all existing nuclear programmes in a comprehensive, verifiable and irreversible manner, and to refrain from any action that affects regional and global stability.

Romania will continue to actively support international efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula by peaceful means, MAE also informs.

North Korea announced it has tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, the Yonhap and AFP news agencies have reported Sunday.

The public television station in Pyongyang said the test was a “total success”. The hydrogen bomb can be mounted on the new intercontinental ballistic missile available to the North Korean regime.

The North Korean Official Press Agency (KCNA) reported that the test, which took place at 12.00h (03.30 GMT) local time, was conducted to “examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility” of North Korean nuclear technology .


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