Foreign Minister condemns North Korea nuclear test

North Korea – Nuclear test/conversation between M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Foreign Minister of China –Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson

Paris, 11 September 2016

M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke on Sunday 11 September to Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China.

Among other things, the two ministers discussed the issue of North Korea, following the nuclear test carried out by that country on Friday. They repeated that the nuclear test – which violates several United Nations Security Council resolutions – is unacceptable.

France will continue to work in close contact with China, particularly in the United Nations framework, with a view to the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programmes./.

North Korea nuclear test – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 9 September 2016

The nuclear test conducted by North Korea during the night is a serious act that grievously undermines peace and security in Asia and worldwide.

I condemn in the strongest possible terms this latest provocation by a regime that bears responsibility for destabilizing an entire region.

North Korea is continuing to develop a nuclear and ballistic arsenal in gross violation of UN Security Council resolutions. This escalation is unacceptable.

A swift and strong reaction by the UN Security Council, the European Union, and the entire international community is called for. I will be in close touch with my counterparts to ensure the unity of our joint effort./.

Published on 16/09/2016

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