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Alfano: “Italy expresses its most firm and unequivocal condemnation for the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”

“Italy expresses its most firm and unequivocal condemnation for the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as it represents yet another clear violation of a number of United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano. He added: “Italy expresses its solidarity to the Countries in the Region over the consequences of Pyongyang’s irresponsible behaviour.”    

“North Korea’s advancement of its nuclear and missile programme represents a serious and growing threat to the global non-proliferation regime, as well as to international peace and security. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the only Country to have violated the international moratorium on nuclear testing in the 21st Century. The sixth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang once again casts light on the need to promptly enforce the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty,” Minister Alfano clarified.

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea must immediately stop developing its nuclear and missile programme and refrain from increasing its self-isolation and challenging the international community. Italy will continue to do its share in pursuing a firm and cohesive response to this challenge,” concluded Minister Alfano.