Embassy of
the Russian Federation
in the Republic of South Africa

tel: +2712 362-1337/38
tel: +2712 346-1508
fax: +2712 362-0116

Consular Section
tel: +2712 362-7116
fax: +2712 362-7090


updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the DPRK’s announcement of a hydrogen bomb test

On January 6, the DPRK announced that a hydrogen bomb had been successfully detonated. Russia is closely studying the implications of this announcement and analysing the technical control data after the DPRK’s test. If the testing of a hydrogen bomb is confirmed, it will be the next step in Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons, which is a flagrant violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. Such actions are fraught with the risk of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, which already has a high potential for military and political confrontation. 

In this situation, we call on all concerned parties to maintain restraint and avoid actions that could create further uncontrolled tensions in Northeast Asia. We reaffirm our support for a diplomatic settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula within the six-party talks format and a dialogue aimed at creating a reliable system for peace and security in the region as soon as possible.

January 6, 2015

Tagged under Maria Zakharova

brics new  mgimo en  rt english  Russian Embassy in South Africa wbhrua-ru  rao cis  SPIEF18   rossot  gpw belarus  mgimo globalaffairs  BRICS fin eng   REW3


Main Menu