UN Chief: DPRK’s nuclear risk ‘most dangerous crisis we face today’

NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, yesterday “unequivocally” condemned the latest nuclear and missile tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, denouncing them as “profoundly destabilising for regional and international security”.

“Yet again, the DPRK has broken the global norm against nuclear test explosions,” Mr. Guterres told reporters yesterday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

“Yet again, the country has defied the Security Council and the international community. Yet again, the DPRK has needlessly and recklessly put millions of people at risk, including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights,” he added.

Mr. Guterres reiterated his call to DPRK authorities to comply fully with its international obligations, including Security Council Resolution 2371, which was adopted last month.

He welcomed the meeting of the Security Council,” saying, “The unity of the council is crucial in addressing this crisis. That unity also creates an opportunity to engage diplomatically to decrease tensions, increase confidence and prevent any escalation � all aimed at the de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

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