Security Council condemns nuclear test by North Korea

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Kim Sung-hwan

The Security Council has strongly condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on Tuesday.

A press statement by the Council says its members held urgent consultations to address the serious situation arising from the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The statement was read by Kim Sung-hwan, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council during the month of February.

"The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation of Security Council resolution 1718(2006), 1874(2009) and 2087(2013), and therefore there continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security. The members of the Security Council recalled that in January they unanimously adopted resolution 2087, which expressed the Council's determination to take "significant action" in the event of a further DPRK nuclear test."

The statement says that in line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Council will begin work immediately on appropriate measures in a Security Council resolution.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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