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North Korea's Nuclear Bomb Testing 'Clear Violation' of UNSC Resolutions

Sputnik News

12:50 06.01.2016(updated 13:10 06.01.2016)

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, North Korea violated UN Security Council resolutions by carrying out a hydrogen bomb test.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said Wednesday that North Korea's announcement of its nuclear bomb testing is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is "deeply regrettable."

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced today it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test. The DPRK's nuclear test, if confirmed, is in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is deeply regrettable," Amano said in a statement obtained by Sputnik.

Amano called for North Korea to fully adhere to the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council and the IAEA.

"The IAEA remains ready to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the DPRK nuclear issue by resuming its nuclear verification activities in the DPRK once a political agreement is reached among countries concerned," Amano said.

Earlier on Wednesday, an earthquake occurred in South Korea, prompting Seoul's suspicions that Pyongyang had performed a nuclear test. North Korea subsequently confirmed that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.


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