North Atlantic Council strongly condemns North Korean nuclear test

  • 12 Feb. 2013 -
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  • Press Release (2013) 018
  • Issued on 12 Feb. 2013
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  • Last updated: 13 Feb. 2013 11:56

We condemn in the strongest terms the test by North Korea of a nuclear weapon, conducted in flagrant violation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.

General view of the meeting

This irresponsible act, along with the December missile launch, poses a grave threat to international and regional peace, security and stability. North Korea’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction represents continued defiance of the UN Security Council and the broader international community.   

We call on the North Korean authorities to cease immediately such provocative actions, to meet their obligations under international law and to comply fully with the decisions of the international community, as expressed by the United Nations Security Council.