MOSCOW, January 6. The Kremlin expressed extreme concern at the DPRK’s statements that the test of a hydrogen bomb.
CTBTO confirmed the “unusual seismic activity” in North Korea
This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Moscow is extremely concerned that the information that the DPRK has conducted tests of hydrogen bombs,” he said.
“President Vladimir Putin instructed to study carefully the indications of all stations measurements, including seismic, and analyze the situation if the test information is confirmed,” – said Peskov.
Moscow calls for restraint
Moscow in connection with the testing of hydrogen bombs in the DPRK calls upon all concerned parties to maintain maximum restraint and not to take actions that can cause uncontrolled increase of tension in northeast Asia, said in comments to the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“We reaffirm our position in favor of a diplomatic solution to the problems of the Korean Peninsula through the six-party negotiating process and the early start of dialogue aimed at developing a reliable system of peace and security in the region”, – said Zakharov.
In this situation, we encourage all interested parties to maintain maximum restraint and not to take actions that can cause uncontrolled increase of tension in northeast Asia
As tested a hydrogen bomb in North Korea
Earlier Pyongyang announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb.
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As stated in the government statement released by the TV news Agency KCNA, the test “has not had a negative impact on the environment”. It was held at 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT) “in accordance with the strategic direction of the workers ‘party of Korea”. As a result of the DPRK “began to possess the most powerful nuclear deterrence forces”, the statement stresses.
Over the past two years, the Republic of Korea not conduct nuclear tests, limiting the launch of ballistic missiles in response to large-scale military exercises of the Republic of Korea and the United States.
About the DPRK’s own hydrogen bomb was referred to by 10 December, the country’s leader Kim Jong-UN. “We were able to become a great nuclear power, capable of protecting independence and national dignity of our country power beats nuclear and hydrogen bombs”, – he said during visiting an arms factory in Pyongyang.
World reaction to the statement by the DPRK about the test of a hydrogen bomb