EU Urges N Korea to Revive Talks With World Powers After 5th Nuclear Test

© REUTERS / Kim Ju-sung/YonhapA South Korean soldier watches a TV broadcasting a news report on Seismic activity produced by a suspected North Korean nuclear test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016.
A South Korean soldier watches a TV broadcasting a news report on Seismic activity produced by a suspected North Korean nuclear test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Pyongyang to resume dialogue with the international community after it carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test earlier in the day.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Mogherini said the nuclear test was another direct violation of the country's international obligations not to produce or test nuclear weapons and a serious threat to peace and security of the entire region and beyond.

"I call on the DPRK to re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community, in particular in the framework of the six-party talks, and to cease this illegal and extremely dangerous behavior," Mogherini said in a statement.

A South Korean soldier watches a TV broadcasting a news report on Seismic activity produced by a suspected North Korean nuclear test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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She stressed that the country "must abide by its obligations and abandon all its nuclear weapons in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner."

Mogherini said she expected a response from the UN Security Council on the matter, pledging to coordinate the EU actions with the international body’s decisions.

The United Nations has banned North Korea from developing nuclear and ballistic missile technologies and imposed fresh sanctions on it after the fourth nuclear test in January.

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