European reaction to nuclear test conducted by North Korea

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Series Details September 2017
Publication Date 04/09/2017
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The North Korean regime conducted on 3 September 2017 its sixth nuclear test, which was also seen as the most powerful. As a result of the test, an earthquake at a magnitude of 6.3 was registered.

The European Union strongly condemned the nuclear test. European Council President Donald Tusk stated the EU stood ready to sharpen the sanctions against the regime and called on the UN Security Council to adopt a tough position. The EU's High Representative on Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini called on the regime to fully abandon its nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Other leaders from across Europe also shared the condemnation and highlighted the need for action to stop further tests.

The European Union condemned the decision from the regime in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to conduct on 3 September 2017 a nuclear test, seen as the most powerful to date.

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EU: EEAS: Statement, 03.09.17: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
European Commission: DG Communication: STATEMENT/17/3085, 04.09.17: G7 Statement on North Korea
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