White House says DPRK's plan on new nuclear test "provocative"

White House says DPRK
# 24 January 2013 21:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The White House on Thursday condemned the plan to conduct a new nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as "needlessly provocative," APA reports quoting Xinhua

"North Korea's statement is needlessly provocative," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters in a press gaggle, adding that such test will violate the United Nations' resolutions and lead to further isolation of the DPRK.

Carney was commenting on the DPRK's plan to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches, as response to a resolution adopted on Tuesday by the United Nations Security Council on the rocket launch that Pyongyang carried out in December.

The DPRK vowed earlier Thursday to conduct more rocket launches and a higher-level nuclear test targeting its "sworn enemy" -- the United States.

"We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched and a nuclear test of higher level will be carried out in the upcoming new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle, targeting against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people," the DPRK's National Defense Commission said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

The commission also declared that "there will no longer exist the six-party talks and the Sept. 19 joint statement," as "the UN Security Council has been reduced into an organization bereft of impartiality and balance."

"No dialogue on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will be possible in the future even though there may be dialogues and negotiations on ensuring peace and security in the region including the Korean Peninsula," it said.

The 15-member UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Resolution 2087 which requires the DPRK to comply with all relevant resolutions approved by the Security Council and not to use ballistic missile technology for any launch.

It also reiterated to seek a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the issues concerned and advocated the renewal of the six-party talks over the denuclearization issue on the Korean Peninsula.

On Dec. 12 last year, the KCNA confirmed that the DPRK launched and orbited the second version of the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite.

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