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    NATO Secretary General has called North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitious and return to talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned North Korea’s allegedly successful testing of a hydrogen bomb as it clearly violates UN Security Council resolutions and called for Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

    “The nuclear weapons test announced by North Korea undermines regional and international security, and is in clear breach of UN Security Council resolutions. I condemn the continued development by North Korea of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes and its inflammatory and threatening rhetoric,” Stoltenberg said in a statement.

    He also called on Pyongyang to return to talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

    “I call on North Korea to fully respect its international obligations and commitments. North Korea should abandon nuclear weapons and existing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and engage in credible and authentic talks on denuclearization,” the statement continues.


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