North Korea Nuclear Program

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:

Albania-Albanian Ministry of Foreign AffairsAustralia – Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Austria – Foreign Minister Spindelegger

Bahrain – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Belarus – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Belgium – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Brazil

Bulgaria – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Canada – John Baird – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chile – Ministry of Foreign Relations

China

Colombia – Ministry of Exterior Relations

Croatia – Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Costa Rica – Ministry of Foreign Relations

Estonia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

France – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Germany

Georgia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Greece – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Guatemala – Ministry of Foreign Relations

Honduras – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

India – Ministry of External Affairs

Indonesia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ireland – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Israel – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kosovo

Latvia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Luxembourg – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Malaysia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Maldives – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Malta – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mexico – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mongolia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand

Norway

Pakistan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Panama – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Paraguay – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Peru – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Philippines

Poland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Romania – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Russia – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa – Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Spain

Sri Lanka – Ministry of External Affairs

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

United States

Uruguay – Ministry of External Relations

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

ASEAN

European Union – Council of the European Union

NATO

United Nations- Security Council

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..

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