BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, North Korea said that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile. US Treasury Department Chief Steven Mnuchin said that the authority was preparing a new package of sanctions against Pyongyang over its move.
Tusk added in the document that by holding a nuclear test, Pyongyang "gravely violates DPRK's obligations under international law, repeated demands from the UN Security Council and the global non-proliferation and disarmament regime."
"The DPRK must abandon its nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, it must cease all related activities at once," Tusk pointed out.
North Korea's supposed nuclear test had provoked strong condemnation from the international community. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said that Brussels regarded North Korea's move as a provocation representing a threat to both regional and international security.
Pyongyang's presumed sixth nuclear test since 2006 has been held just days after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the territory of Japan. North Korea has been carrying out its missile and nuclear tests in violation of the UNSC resolutions.