Nuclear threats are not a game: Secretary-General

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

"It has already gone too far. Nuclear threats are not a game," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a news conference on Tuesday during his visit to Andorra.

Following an announcement by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that it plans to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, the Secretary-General warned that aggressive rhetoric and military posturing only result in counter-actions and fuel fear and instability.

Things must begin to calm down, as this situation, made worse by the lack of communication, could lead down a path that nobody should want to follow.

There is no need for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to be on a collision course with the international community. I am convinced that nobody intends to attack the DPRK because of disagreements about its political system or foreign policy.

The Secretary-General said that dialogue and negotiations are the only way to resolve the current crisis.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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