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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement on the DPRK’s Announcement of a Nuclear Test

Vienna Austria

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced today it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test. The DPRK’s nuclear test, if confirmed, is in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is deeply regrettable.

I strongly urge the DPRK to implement fully all relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the IAEA.

The IAEA remains ready to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the DPRK nuclear issue by resuming its nuclear verification activities in the DPRK once a political agreement is reached among countries concerned.