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Minister Dion condemns North Korean nuclear detonation claims

January 6, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“We unequivocally condemn the behaviour of North Korea, which today claimed to have detonated a nuclear weapon.

“North Korea’s continued violations of its international obligations pose a grave threat to international peace and security, and particularly to the stability of the region.

“Any nuclear testing by North Korea would be an illegal and provocative action. If confirmed, this action would be not only a violation of the clear international norm against nuclear testing but a direct breach of unanimous United Nations Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013), which ban further nuclear testing by North Korea and include a range of sanctions.

“Canada will remain engaged with the international community in response to North Korea’s actions. We support efforts to forge multilateral solutions to enhance security in the Asia-Pacific region.”


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