Uzbekistan expresses concern over North Korea’s nuclear tests
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan expressed concern over nuclear test of North Korea, the statement of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
The North Korea’s nuclear tests, conducted on 3 September 2017, violate the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the statement said.
The foreign policy department of Uzbekistan noted that the Uzbek side considers these actions of the North Korean side as going against the efforts to establish peace and trust on the Korean Peninsula.
“Uzbekistan strongly urges Pyongyang to listen to the opinion of the world community, to refrain from provocative actions leading to an escalation of tension and being a direct threat to security in the region and the world as a whole,” the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in its statement.
“As the initiator of the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia, Uzbekistan strongly supports strict observance of the provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and attaches great importance to reducing the threat of its use,” the Uzbek foreign ministry said.
The Republic of Uzbekistan supports the measures being taken by the world community aimed at resolving the situation on the Korean peninsula, and expresses hope that it will be resolved only political and diplomatic means.