Paris, 12 February 2013
I utterly condemn the nuclear test which North Korea has just carried out.
France once again urges North Korea to comply immediately with her international obligations and proceed with the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of her nuclear and ballistic programmes.
In the immediate term, North Korea must unconditionally refrain from all gestures which risk further increasing tension in the Korean Peninsula and jeopardizing international peace and security.
France will support firm action at the United Nations Security Council and is working with her partners to that end./.