Sri Lanka condemns North Korea’s sixth nuclear test

The Government of Sri Lanka today condemned the sixth nuclear test conducted by the North Korea declaring it as a threat to peace and stability in the region and beyond.

“Sri Lanka deplores the sixth nuclear test conducted by the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 3 September 2017. This act, which is in repeated violation of UN Security Council Resolutions threatens peace and stability in the region and beyond,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Sri Lanka said it joins the international community in urging the DPRK to “refrain from further action of this nature, to comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and to resume dialogue, facilitating the peaceful resolution of issues, which would be in the interest of peace, and the wellbeing and prosperity of the people of DPRK, and the region.”

While welcoming the latest Resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on 11 September 2017, the Government of Sri Lanka reiterated its commitment to abiding by its obligations with respect to the implementation of UN Security Council decisions.

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Monday - just one week after the nation carried out its largest nuclear test.