Poland condemns North Korean nuclear test
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Poland has “in the strongest words” condemned North Korea's reported underground nuclear test, the foreign ministry in Warsaw has said, calling it “a provocative act”.
A child looks through binoculars towards North Korea from South Korea, near the demilitarised zone. Photo: EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN.
The foreign ministry in a statement said the Sunday test “dangerously escalated tensions in the region and could lead to unpredictable consequences” and called on Pyongyang to “immediately cease provocative activities”.
The test was also condemned by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said it was a threat to regional security and that Pyongyang was violating UN resolutions which banned nuclear testing.
European Council chief Donald Tusk said that Brussels supports tougher sanctions against North Korea, while a Kremlin spokesman has said the Russian and Chinese presidents would not allow for “chaos” on the Korean peninsula.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump, who is dealing with his first North Korean nuclear test since taking over the Oval Office early this year, said on Twitter said that the US could cut trade ties with countries who deal with Pyongyang.
At midnight Sunday Pyongyang-time, which was 5:30 am on Sunday in Warsaw, North Korea conducted its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with the United States and its allies, according to Reuters. (vb/pk)