The Sri Lankan government today raised concerns over the nuclear tests conducted by the Demoratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday.
The External Affairs Ministry said that through this act, DPRK had once again violated the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009).
“Sri Lanka calls on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to refrain from any action which could compromise peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the progress of the 6 party talks,” the Ministry said in a statement.
North Korea has drawn widespread international condemnation after conducting the nuclear test. Several countries including China, US, Russia and UK have raised strong objections and have warned that the tests could worsen the situation in Korea.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation of Security Council resolution 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009) and 2087 (2013), and therefore there continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security.
The members of the Security Council had this week recalled that in January, they unanimously adopted resolution 2087 (2013), which expressed the Council’s determination to take “significant action” in the event of a further Democratic People’s Republic of Korea nuclear test.
In line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council said they will begin work immediately on appropriate measures in a Security Council resolution. (Colombo Gazette)