ASEAN Expresses “Grave Concern” About North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

Manila- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear missile tests, while Pyongyang has been reaching out to ease criticism amid the U.S. threats of military action.

“ASEAN expresses its grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean peninsula, including [North Korea’s] two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches,” the bloc said in a statement on the sidelines of its 30th summit in Manila.

“ASEAN is mindful that instability in the Korean peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond,” it added.

The regional bloc urged Pyongyang to fully comply with all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and international laws in the interest of maintaining international peace and security. The statement also called on all parties to “exercise self-restraint in order to de-escalate the tension and refrain from actions that may aggravate the situation.”

Source: Qatar News Agency

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ASEAN Expresses “Grave Concern” About North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

Manila- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear missile tests, while Pyongyang has been reaching out to ease criticism amid the U.S. threats of military action.

“ASEAN expresses its grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean peninsula, including [North Korea’s] two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches,” the bloc said in a statement on the sidelines of its 30th summit in Manila.

“ASEAN is mindful that instability in the Korean peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond,” it added.

The regional bloc urged Pyongyang to fully comply with all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and international laws in the interest of maintaining international peace and security. The statement also called on all parties to “exercise self-restraint in order to de-escalate the tension and refrain from actions that may aggravate the situation.”

Source: Qatar News Agency

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