WASHINGTON: The nuclear test conducted by North Korea on Tuesday was a “highly provocative act” and it will not make the country more secure, US President Barack Obama has said.
In a written statement, US President said that it required a “swift and credible action by the international community” in response.
Obama promised that “The United States will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies.”
“These provocations do not make North Korea more secure,” instead, Obama said, “Far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong and prosperous nation, North Korea has instead increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through its ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.”
US President complained that the test was a “highly provocative act” that — following the North’s December 12 ballistic missile launch — undermined regional stability and violated UN Security Council resolutions.