- Title: G7, nuclear watchdog warn against North Korea nuclear programme
- Date: 4th September 2017
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) G7 WRITTEN STATEMENT ON COMPUTER SCREEN BEGINNING OF WRITTEN STATEMENT READING (English): "We, the G7 leaders condemn in the strongest possible terms the new nuclear test conducted by North Korea and express solidarity to the countries of the region for the consequences of Pyongyang's irresponsible behavior." END OF WRITTEN STATEMENT READING (English): "We stand ready to further strengthen measures aimed at achieving these objectives and strongly call on the U.N. Security Council to meet its responsibilities and to work towards the adoption of a new and effective resolution that includes stronger measures. We appeal to the international community to redouble its efforts to ensure the sustained, comprehensive and thorough implementation of relevant UNSCRs and ensure that North Korea reverts to international legality."/ NAMES ON STATEMENT OF ALL HEADS OF STATE OF G7 COUNTRIES PLUS THAT OF PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, JEAN CLAUDE JUNKER, AND PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, DONALD TUSK
- Embargoed: 18th September 2017 14:15
- Keywords: North Korea missile test nuclear testing Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization G7 statement
- Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA/ ROME, ITALY
- City: VIENNA, AUSTRIA/ ROME, ITALY
- Country: North Korea
- Reuters ID: LVA0026X6KN5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Nuclear test ban watchdog Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) said on Monday (September 4) that the North Korea nuclear test was a "last wake-up call" for international community to act to stop North Korea from further testing.
CTBTO Executive Secretary, Lassina Zerbo said the nuclear weapon programme of the DPRK had reached a serious and different level, concerning to the international community.
The Group of Seven (G7) countries condemned North Korea's latest missile test and pledged to take further action to ensure the Asian state completely abandons all such programmes.
The condemnation came in a strongly worded statement sent by Italy, which holds the rotating G7 presidency, and also signed by the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Britain, the United States, the European Commission and European Council.
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