It is hard to claim that your nuclear ambitions are strictly peaceful when you are testing nuclear bombs…
Nearly 70 nations and international organizations issued statements on the North Korea nuclear test. The following is a list of current available statements:
Chile – Ministry of Foreign Relations
Colombia – Ministry of Exterior Relations
Croatia – Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Israel – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mongolia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pakistan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Peru – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Romania – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sri Lanka – Ministry of External Affairs
Statement by the President of the United States on North Korean announcement of nuclear test
North Korea announced that it conducted a third nuclear test. This is a highly provocative act that, following its December 12 ballistic missile launch, undermines regional stability, violates North Korea’s obligations under numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, contravenes its commitments under the September 19, 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks, and increases the risk of proliferation. North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to U.S. national security and to international peace and security. The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region.
These provocations do not make North Korea more secure. Far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong and prosperous nation, North Korea has instead increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through its ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.
The danger posed by North Korea’s threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the international community. The United States will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. We will strengthen close coordination with allies and partners and work with our Six-Party partners, the United Nations Security Council, and other UN member states to pursue firm action..