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SG/SM/19924
1 January 2020

Secretary-General Voices Deep Concern over Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Statement, Calls Non-Proliferation Pillar of Global Nuclear Security

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which has indicated the end of a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.

The Secretary-General very much hopes that the tests will not resume, in line with relevant Security Council resolutions.  Non-proliferation remains a fundamental pillar of global nuclear security and must be preserved.

He once again expresses his support for the resumption of a dialogue that will lead to complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  Diplomatic engagement is the only pathway to sustainable peace.

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