Kosachev: nuclear test, North Korea affect Russia’s national security

Kosachev: nuclear test, North Korea affect Russia’s national security

MOSCOW, January 6. Nuclear test, North Korea violate the spirit of the Treaty on comprehensive nuclear test-ban Treaty (CTBT) and threaten the national security of Russia. Wrote about this on his page in Facebook the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

If the information about the nuclear test in the DPRK will not be in fact a fake, as has happened previously, and the data of the external object…

Published by Konstantin Kosachev 5 January 2016.

“The North Korean nuclear program is implemented by state with Russia share a common border. From Pyongyang to Vladivostok less than 700 km And all the actions of the DPRK in this area directly affect the national security of our country,” he said.

The MP also stressed that “if the information is of a nuclear test in the DPRK will be in actual fact fake (and external data of objective control at this point, alas, evidence to the contrary),” that it is “a direct violation of Pyongyang the spirit of the CTBT”.

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Kosachev recalled that the current de-facto document of the number of nuclear powers not signed, only three – the DPRK, India and Pakistan. Signed, but not ratified five, including the United States. In addition, the U.S. and North Korea were the only States that ten years ago I made a speech against the resolution of the UN General Assembly in support of the CTBT, he noted.

According to, Kosachev, Russia is doing everything in its power to the document was signed and ratified by all nuclear-weapon States, but a special responsibility on preventing the North Korean nuclear threat lies in Washington. “It will be interesting to watch the behavior of the United States. This is the case when they are really a special responsibility and a unique opportunity to show leadership. Start with yourself”, – concluded the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.

Pyongyang’s Declaration

Earlier, the DPRK 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.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in connection with the announced DPRK’s test of a hydrogen bomb. According to preliminary data, it is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., new York time (19:00 MSK).

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