EU: The nuclear test of North Korea is “threat to international peace”

North Korea has been making nuclear tests in despite of using the nuclear power in a more peaceful manner. (Stock Photo)

North Korea has been making nuclear tests in despite of using the nuclear power in a more peaceful manner. (Stock Photo)

The European Union is protesting the test of a nuclear explosive device carried out by North Korea on 25 May 2009. In a declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the EU it is stated that the nuclear test “has represented a threat to international peace and security”.

This wasn’t the first time North Korea has caused inconvenience and raised concerns in the world. The feisty East Asian country withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003. Since then there has been a number of negotiations in order to get some kind of solutions to this problem.

North Korea already conducted its first nuclear test already almost three years ago, but this time the bomb was relatively bigger than the first one.

According to the Russian Defense Department, the nuclear explosion was equivalent to 10-20 kilotons. That means it is comparable to the size of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the 2nd World War.

The EU Commission spokesman Amadeo Altafaj declared that the European Union considers the nuclear tests of North Korea as a provocation. He explained the situation on a video by an independent news channel EUX.TV:


The Secretary-General of the Council of the EU Javier Solana stated that the European Union will be in contact with its partners to discuss appropriate measures on how to deal with the situation.

Juho-Pekka Pekonen

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