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Indonesia deplores DPRK nuclear test

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 14:02, September 10, 2016

Indonesian government deplored on Saturday the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying it was not in line with the world peace and stability.

"The test contradicted with Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and spirit contained in the treaty. It also a violation of the United Nations (UN) resolutions," the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry said in a statement released on Saturday.

DPRK conducted the nuclear test on Friday, its fifth nuclear test and eight months following the previous one.

Indonesia strongly urged DPRK to obey all the requirements of the UN Security Council.

Indonesia also called on all parties concerned to refrain from steps that could lead to further escalation of tension and committed to political and diplomatic settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula through appropriate negotiations for promoting peace and stability in the region.

The Pyongyang's test was aimed to judge the power of a nuclear warhead newly made by the scientists and technicians, said a statement issued by the DPRK Nuclear Weapons Institute and carried by the official news agency KCNA.

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