Mikser condemns North Korean nuclear test ({{commentsTotal}})

North Korea's nuclear test caused a magnitude-6.3 tremor.
North Korea's nuclear test caused a magnitude-6.3 tremor. Source: (AFP/Scanpix)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) has denounced North Korea's testing of a claimed hydrogen bomb over the weekend.

"It is unacceptable for a country to violate the international obligations it has taken and to threaten the world’s peace and security," Mikser emphasised in a ministry press release. 

"While the international community cannot accept this, above all we need peaceful solutions," he continued. "The European Union must remain united in its policy toward North Korea and, if necessary, toughen sanctions to prevent North Korea from continuing nuclear weapons development."

Mikser noted that the North Korean issue is on the agenda of a meeting between the NB8, the Nordic and Baltic regional cooperation format, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London on Monday.

"We will also be raising the topic at the informal meeting of the EU's foreign ministers in Tallinn later this week," Mikser added.

As reported by CNN, NBC and other news outlets, North Korea announced over the weekend that it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday — the country's sixth — the explosion of which created a magnitude-6.3 tremor.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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