Security Council Press Statement on Nuclear Test Conducted by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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6 January 2016

Security Council Press Statement on Nuclear Test Conducted by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

The members of the Security Council held urgent consultations to address the serious situation arising from the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] on January 6, 2016.

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.

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