World leaders react to North Korea nuclear test
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves his official residence after attending a security council meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.
February 12th, 2013
05:26 AM ET

World leaders react to North Korea nuclear test

By Ed Payne, CNN

Reaction to North Korea's nuclear test - its third since 2006 - poured in Tuesday from around the world:

Barack Obama, U.S. president:

"This is a highly provocative act that ... undermines regional stability, violates North Korea's obligations under numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, contravenes its commitments under the September 19, 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks, and increases the risk of proliferation.

North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to U.S. national security and to international peace and security. The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region."

"The danger posed by North Korea's threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the international community. The United States will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rotting Ronnie Reagan

    *gasp* – not even Hell is safe!

    February 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  2. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  3. 1371 U.S.M.C.

    And your too stupid to really understand any of it.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 am | Reply
  4. JUICE


    February 12, 2013 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • saeed

      your mother is a irish whoore from dublin.

      February 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  5. saeed

    son every irish child in dublin will die in a a-bombe attack kill kill kill kill. nuke usa and britain and australia to then nuke that country ghana nuke accra.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:42 am | Reply
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      February 12, 2013 at 9:16 am | Reply
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        February 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm |

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