Sri Lanka Condemns Nuclear Test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 3 September 2017

The government of Sri Lanka has condemned the latest nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 3 September 2017, saying the act was a ‘repeated violation’ of the UN Security Council Resolutions.

In a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, ‘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.’

It said Sri Lanka joined the international community in urging the DPRK to refrain from further action and to comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Sri Lanka also asked that the DPRK ‘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 reiterates its commitment to abiding by its obligations with respect to the implementation of UN Security Council decisions,’ the statement by the Sri Lanka government said.

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