Sri Lanka condemns sixth nuclear test by North Korea

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The government of Sri Lanka, has condemned the sixth nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 3 2017, calling it a ‘repeated the violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and threatens peace and stability in the region and beyond.’

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of Sri Lanka said it joined the international community in ‘urging the DPRK to refrain from further action of this nature, to comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and to 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 Foreign Affairs Ministry statement further said.

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