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    Spain, the chair of a UN Security Council committee on sanctions against North Korea, called Friday for an emergency meeting of the committee following Pyongyang’s latest nuclear launch, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

    MADRID (Sputnik) — Pyongyang confirmed earlier in the day that it had tested a nuclear warhead at its northeastern nuclear test site. The experiment was its fifth nuclear test and the largest ever performed by North Korea.

    "As a chairman of the UNSC 1718 committee on sanctions against North Korea, Spain proceeds to convene a session of the 1718 committee as soon as possible to analyze the acts and coordinate a strong response from the international community. Spain will remain firmly committed to the effective implementation of the sanctions regime with an aim of the DPRK dismantling its nuclear and missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible fashion," the statement read.

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    Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), sanctions, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
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