Philippines condemns North Korea nuclear test-A A +A
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
MANILA -- The Philippine government condemned Tuesday the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier in the day in its north-eastern region.
In a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippines said such actions are clearly against the expectations of the international community.
"The Philippines deplores the series of acts of the DPRK that have violated these UN Security Council Resolutions," said the DFA.
It noted that the nuclear tests by the North Korea violates United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions 1695 (2006), 1718 (2006), and 1874 (2009).
To note, these UN resolutions had demanded that the DPRK not conduct any further nuclear tests.
The Philippines said it would rather see North Korea be a party in promoting genuine confidence-building efforts towards peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific Region.
"The Philippines joins its international partners in urging the DPRK to desist from continuing these acts of provocation and to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs," the DFA said.
On Tuesday, North Korea conducted a nuclear test at an underground site in a remote site in the DPRK region.
The event already marked the third time that the country had tested an atomic device, with this one being labeled as a warning to its rival United States. (HDT/Sunnex)