US urges DPRK to refrain from provocative actions

2013-02-16 02:28:11 GMT2013-02-16 10:28:11(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The US government has called on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to refrain from "additional provocative actions" following reports that Pyongyang plans more nuclear tests.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland made the comment in response to a report that the DPRK has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks.

Victoria Nuland said, "Let me take this opportunity to again say that the United States calls on the DPRK to refrain from additional provocative actions that would violate its international obligations and run counter to its commitments. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718, 1874, and 2887 demand that the DPRK not conduct any further nuclear tests. And as you know, in the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2087, the council expressed its determination to take significant action in the event of a nuclear test."

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