Secretary-General "deeply concerned" about events on Korean Peninsula

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Constitutional Bodies of Monaco at the Museum of Oceanography in Monaco-Ville (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that he was "deeply concerned and troubled by the rising tension on the Korean Peninsula".

He told an audience in Monaco that "very negative, inflammatory rhetoric" was coming from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the DPRK.

” I have been urging repeatedly that the nuclear threat is not a game and they should fully abide by the relevant Security Council resolutions. “

In February, the DPRK, also known as North Korea, conducted an underground nuclear test in violation of Security Council resolutions and international agreements. That was subsequently followed by the launch of long-range missiles.

The Secretary-General is also concerned about the DPRK's restriction on the movement of people and goods into and out of the Kaesong industrial complex,

“I sincerely hope this measure will be lifted as soon s possible. “

The complex is home to South Korean companies employing North Korean workers.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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