New York

01 January 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General – on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General