Malaysia condemns N. Korea H-bomb test

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has condemned the hydrogen bomb test conducted by North Korea.

“The test is a clear violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and a serious setback to the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime,” said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.

Besides undermining efforts towards achieving the universal goal of complete and general nuclear disarmament, the test had created a grave threat to regional and global peace and security, he said.

Actions by North Korea over the past few years, he said, only served to further increase regional tension and “hinder the prospects for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and the world in general”.

“Malaysia urges the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to desist from conducting further tests and to comply fully with the relevant UNSC resolutions, with a view to maintaining regional and international peace and security,” said Anifah.

North Korea announced yesterday that it had successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb.