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Official speeches and statements - January 6, 2016

Published on January 6, 2016

1. North Korea - Nuclear test - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, 06/01/2016)

Pending confirmation of the details of the nuclear test announced and observed early this morning in North Korea, France condemns this unacceptable violation of the Security Council resolutions and calls for a strong reaction from the international community.

2. North Korea - Nuclear test - Statement to the press by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (Paris, 06/01/2016)

What’s happened in North Korea is worrying. I’ll be speaking on the telephone to my Chinese, Japanese and South Korean colleagues later on, because we’ve got to be extremely vigilant in view of the seriousness of the threats. We obviously need to take stock of the situation, because we’ve grown accustomed to North Korea saying one thing and doing another, but this concerns nuclear security. It’s a point on which there can be absolutely no compromise.