Statement Article from  Global Affairs Canada

Canada co-sponsors UNSC resolution imposing tough sanctions against North Korea

March 2, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

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

“Canada supports ‎imposing additional sanctions on North Korea, in accordance with Resolution 2270, adopted today by the United Nations Security Council. The Government of Canada will take further steps, as necessary, to implement the new elements of the UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea in Canadian law.

“This resolution, co-sponsored by Canada, sends an unequivocal message that the international community is resolved to halt North Korea’s reckless and illegitimate pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities.

“Canada strongly denounces North Korea’s continued provocative actions in defiance of its international obligations, including a fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range missile launch last month.

“Going forward, coordinated international pressure will be needed to compel North Korea to abandon its current course and to resume dialogue aimed at finding a peaceful diplomatic and political solution.”

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