SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE

4 September 2017

LABOR CONDEMNS NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST

Labor condemns North Korea’s nuclear test in the strongest terms.

This test is not only a direct threat to North Korea’s neighbours, it undermines global peace and security.

The detonation of a sixth nuclear device, on top of North Korea’s recent missile tests, is a provocative and extremely dangerous act that demands the strongest possible response from the international community.

North Korea’s repeated defiance of international law and UN Security Council resolutions is unacceptable.

The international community must do all it can to pressure North Korea to halt its reckless and extremely dangerous behaviour.

All countries must fully implement UN Sanctions as agreed by the UN Security Council.

These unacceptable actions can only further isolate North Korea and Labor unequivocally condemns these reckless threats to global security.