N. Korea nuclear test draws international condemnation

By REUTERS
February 12, 2013 09:30
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The United Nations, Britain and Russia on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon saying it was "deplorable" that Pyongyang had defied international appeals to refrain from such provocative acts.



"The Secretary-General condemns the underground nuclear weapon test conducted by [North Korea] today," Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement. "It is a clear and grave violation of the relevant Security Council resolutions." 


In Moscow, a Foreign Ministry source struck a similar note, telling the Interfax news agency that Russia "decisively condemned" North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday as a violation of Pyongyang's international obligations.


"We condemn these actions by North Korea and view them together with the ballistic rocket launch carried out earlier [in December] as a violation of the corresponding UN Security Council resolution," the ministry source said.


British Foreign Secretary William Hague also "strongly" condemned the nuclear test Tuesday, and said Britain would press for a robust response to the test by the Security Council.


"I strongly condemn this development, which is a violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1718, 1874 and 2087," Hague said in a statement.


Meanwhile, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday said only that intelligence agencies are aware of a "seismic event," which North Korea has claimed was the nuclear test.


Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

By REUTERS