Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear tests

 Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear tests

Kazakhstan condemns Pyongyang’s policy, saying it undermines collective efforts to ensure a nuclear weapons-free future of the planet, the country's representative said at the UN Security Council meeting, the website of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN says,

"The threat of the missile and nuclear programme of the DPRK makes it imperative for all parties concerned to intensify their efforts to find a mutually acceptable solution through the early resumption of negotiations. The delegation of Kazakhstan believes that the solution to this situation is possible only through dialogue, and not through any military strategy, triggered by the provocative actions of the North Korean authorities," the representative of the Kazakh delegation said.

On August 5, 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to its continued Nuclear Programme in violation of all relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Resolution 2371 (2017) includes the strongest sanctions ever imposed in response to a ballistic missile test. These measures target North Korea’s principal exports, imposing a total ban on all exports of coal (North Korea’s largest source of external revenue), iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. In addition, the resolution expands the sanctions list of individuals and legal entities of the DPRK involved in violations of the previous resolutions of the UN Security Council.