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S Korean Parliament Adopts Resolution Condemning North's Nuclear Test

Sputnik News

12:29 08.01.2016(updated 12:30 08.01.2016)

The resolution states that the nuclear test was a serious provocation and threatens regional security, and will further increase international pressure and isolation of North Korea.

TOKYO (Sputnik) –The South Korean parliament adopted a resolution Friday condemning North Korea's suspected hydrogen bomb test, local media reported.

Earlier this week, Pyongyang reportedly carried out the first test of a hydrogen bomb. The international community has condemned the test as provocative and undermining stability in the region.

According to the Yonhap news agency, the resolution was approved unanimously by 207 lawmakers. The document states that the incident was a serious provocation and threatens regional security, and would further increase international pressure and isolation of North Korea.

Earlier in the day, the upper house of the Japanese parliament adopted a similar document.

North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 and conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013, having earlier withdrawn from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that it ratified in 1985.

The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russia and China, took part in talks on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula with North Korea from 2003 until 2009, when Pyongyang withdrew from the talks.

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