North Korea: What’s next?
The response to North Korea’s nuclear test on October 9th puts the international community’s credibility at stake, according to the European Commission’s president.
”We hope the international community will have a clear response. In fact, the whole credibility of the international community is at stake,” Jose Manuel Barrosotold reporters in Helsinki right after the test was announced. ”It is, of course, not good news for peace in the region or the world.”
The European Union and India condemned North Korea’s nuclear test, saying it violated international commitments. In a joint statement at the end of a one-day EU-Indiasummit in the Finnish capital on Friday the 18th of october, the leaders urged North Korea ”to return immediately and without preconditions to the six-party talks.”
The 25-nation EU and India also ”expressed deep concern” over the test, saying it ”jeopardizes regional peace andstability.”
October 18th: Blix Warns of Korean ”Powder Keg”
Former UN arms inspector, Swede, Hans Blix says North Korea regards the recent United Nations sanctions as a declaration of war. Click on the picture below for more: