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Press Release Regarding The Nuclear Test Announced By Democratic People's Republic Of Korea , 25.05.2009

We condemn the nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 25 May 2009. This represents an act far from fulfiling the expectations of the international community striving for peace and stability to prevail in the region.

We are seriously concerned about this incident announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea which represents a violation of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, and urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to take swift steps for the promotion of peace and security, as well as building confidence in the region and to comply with its obligations.

Turkey, continues to attach importance to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and to the continuation of the Six Party Talks process.