Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On Jan. 6, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the following statement on North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test:

The underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on January 6 is 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.

This act is profoundly destabilizing for regional security and seriously undermines international non-proliferation efforts. I condemn it unequivocally.

I demand the DPRK 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 organizations, including the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization — and interested parties.

Thank you.

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