Singapore 'gravely concerned' by North Korea's H-bomb test announcement

Singapore 'gravely concerned' by North Korea's H-bomb test announcement

"This is a dangerous and provocative act with serious implications on the peace and stability of the region and the DPRK itself," says Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

SINGAPORE: Singapore is "gravely concerned" by North Korea's announcement on Wednesday (Jan 6) that it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test.

In a statement, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MFA) described it as a "dangerous and provocative act with serious implications on the peace and stability of the region and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) itself".

MFA also said that such a test is a "clear breach" of the UN Security Council resolutions and called strongly upon North Korea to desist from such actions.

"(We) reiterate our longstanding call for the DPRK to abide by its international obligations and commitments," MFA added, saying that it intends to make its views known to North Korea through its ambassador in Singapore.

Source: CNA/hs

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