Statement by the NATO Secretary General on North Korea's announcement

  • 06 Jan. 2016 -
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  • Press Release (2016) 001
  • Issued on 06 Jan. 2016
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  • Last updated: 06 Jan. 2016 12:38

The nuclear weapons test announced by North Korea undermines regional and international security, and is in clear breach of UN Security Council resolutions. I condemn the continued development by North Korea of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes and its inflammatory and threatening rhetoric.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

I call on North Korea to fully respect its international obligations and commitments. North Korea should abandon nuclear weapons and existing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and engage in credible and authentic talks on denuclearisation.