Tokyo/Beijing, Sept 3: Japan and Chi on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the test, saying the country’s “nuclear and missile development poses a grave and immediate new level of threat” and “seriously undermines peace and security of the region”, Xinhua news agency reported. “The UN Security Council has strongly criticized North Korea for repeatedly going ahead with ballistic missile launches this year... We find it completely intolerable that North Korea has conducted a nuclear test in such an environment,” Abe said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing firm opposition to and strong condemtion of the nuclear test by North Korea. “North Korea has ignored the intertiol community’s widespread opposition and conducted a nuclear test again. The Chinese government expresses resolute objection to and strong condemtion of it,” the ministry’s statement said. (IANS)