The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand):
The members of the Security Council held urgent consultations to address the serious situation arising from the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 9 September 2016.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a clear violation and in flagrant disregard of Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013) and 2270 (2016), 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 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea nuclear test.
In line with this commitment, and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council will begin to work immediately on appropriate measures under Article 41 in a Security Council resolution.