National Assembly adopts resolution condemning N.K. nuclear test
Published : 2013-02-14 11:42
Updated : 2013-02-14 11:42
South Korea's National Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea's nuclear test, calling it a serious threat to the lives and safety of the South Korean people.
"We cannot tolerate North Korea's nuclear test and strongly condemn it as a serious provocation threatening the lives and safety of the South Korean people," the resolution said.
"Responsibility for all issues arising from (the nuclear test) lies with North Korea."
The resolution was adopted two days after the North conducted its third nuclear test in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, drawing strong condemnations from the international community.
The statement urged the communist nation to dismantle its nuclear weapons program and return to the international nuclear non-proliferation framework.
The resolution was adopted after it was put to a vote at a full National Assembly session attended by 185 of the Assembly's 300 lawmakers. The motion passed with approval from 183 lawmakers and two abstentions. (Yonhap News)