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North Korea: EU 28 leaders reiterate call for full and unconditional denuclearisation

20/10/2017 - 12:29
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The European Council comprised of heads of state and government of the 28 EU member states on 19 October reconfirmed in written Conclusions their strong stand for the full and unconditional denuclearisation of North Korea.

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"The European Council calls on DPRK to fully and unconditionally comply without delay with its obligations under UN Security Council Resolutions and to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

The recent behaviour of the DPRK is unacceptable and poses a significant threat to the Korean peninsula and beyond.

The European Council stresses that lasting peace and denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula must be achieved through peaceful means, through credible and meaningful dialogue.

The EU sanctions' regime towards DPRK was further reinforced by the EU autonomous sanctions adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 October 2017.

The European Council will consider further responses in close consultation with partners and the EU will continue to reach out to third countries urging the full implementation of UN sanctions."