UN condemns North Korea nuclear test

2013-02-12 18:45
A senior technical specialist from Taiwan's Seismology Centre points towards a map at the location that North Korea staged a nuclear test. (Picture: AFP)

A senior technical specialist from Taiwan's Seismology Centre points towards a map at the location that North Korea staged a nuclear test. (Picture: AFP)

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New York - The UN Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's nuclear test and pledging further action.

A press statement approved by all 15 council members at an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning says the test poses "a clear threat to international peace and security”.

The council points out that in a resolution it approved unanimously last month stepping up sanctions for North Korea's missile test in December it promised to take "significant action" in the event of a new nuclear test.

"In line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council will begin work immediately on appropriate measures in a Security Council resolution," the council says.

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