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S. Korea, Denmark condemn NK provocations, urge full compliance with resolutions

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 13, 2017 - 20:29
  • Updated : Oct 13, 2017 - 20:29

The top diplomats of South Korea and Denmark "strongly" condemned North Korea's continued provocations on Friday, calling for Pyongyang to "fully" and "completely" comply with multiple UN Security Council resolutions.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen emphasized those points in a joint press statement issued after having bilateral talks.
 

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) shakes hands with her Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen before their meeting at the foreign ministry building in Seoul on Oct. 13, 2017. (Yonhap)

"The foreign ministers discussed the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula and strongly condemned the DPRK's continued development of its nuclear and missile programs," the statement said.

"Ministers urged the DPRK to fully and immediately comply with its obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions," it added.

DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The statement mentioned the North's sixth nuclear test conducted last month and many other ballistic missile tests which it called "flagrant" and "clear" violations of its obligations presented by multiple UNSC resolutions.

They emphasized the importance of a unified global approach in dealing with the North's evolving nuclear and missile threats, citing the full implementation of existing sanctions, and stressed the need for creating the mood for talks aimed at denuclearizing the reclusive state. 

"Stressing the need for creating the atmosphere conducive to dialogue, ministers urged the DPRK to reaffirm its commitment to denuclearization and to refrain from further provocative actions," the statement said. (Yonhap)