Russia condemns N Korean nuclear test

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Moscow - Russia “decisively condemned” North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday as a violation of Pyongyang's international obligations, a Foreign Ministry source told Interfax news agency.

“We condemn these actions by North Korea and view them together with the ballistic rocket launch carried out earlier (in December) as a violation of the corresponding UN Security Council resolution,” the ministry source said.

Moscow used its vote on the UN Security Council in January to support a resolution that tightened sanctions against Pyongyang in response to its December rocket launch.

North Korea confirmed on Tuesday it had successfully conducted a third nuclear test, saying it used a miniaturised device that had a greater explosive force than previous tests. North Korea carried out nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. - Reuters


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