- Title: NATO Secretary General calls on North Korea to discontinue nuclear tests
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: TAPA, ESTONIA (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NATO ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE (EFP) BATTLEGROUP SOLDIERS STANDING IN FORMATION NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG ARRIVING SOLDIERS LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATO SECRETARY GENERAL, JENS STOLTENBERG, SAYING: "I call on North Korea to refrain from more testing and to abandon their missile programme and abandon their nuclear programme. The testing of nuclear weapons and the testing of missiles is a blatant violation of several UN Security Council resolutions and it's a threat to international peace and security, and it increases tensions in the region". VARIOUS OF STOLTENBERG AND ESTONIAN PRIME MINISTER JURI RATAS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH SOLDIERS SOLDIERS BRITISH CHALLENGER TANK TANK TREAD NATO FLAG
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 16:12
- Keywords: nuclear missiles South Korea North Korea U.S. Jens Stoltenberg
- Location: TAPA, ESTONIA
- City: TAPA, ESTONIA
- Country: Estonia
- Topics: NATO,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016XGKMRR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (September 6) called on North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear programmes, following the country's sixth and largest nuclear test of an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday (September 3).
Speaking in the Estonian city of Tapa where he was visiting NATO troops, Stoltenberg said the testing of nuclear weapons was a threat to international peace and security as well as violating UN Security Council resolutions.
Sunday's test marked a major step in North Korea's goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the U.S. mainland within range. North Korea says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as U.S. aggression.
There is mounting concern internationally that the country plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile. Analysts and South Korean policymakers believe North Korea may test another weapon on or around September 9, its founding day.
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