No: 3, 6 January 2016, Press Release Regarding DPRK’s Nuclear Test

The DPRK has announced that it has conducted a thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb) test on 6 January 2016. This constitutes the fourth nuclear test conducted by North Korea since 2006.

Turkey is gravely concerned with this development which will be bound to affect peace and stability in the region and constitutes a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094.

As a country that actively supports international efforts against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, Turkey regards this test as an unacceptable threat to efforts towards international peace and stability, and strongly condemns it.

We call upon North Korea to fastidiously abide by its international obligations.