North Korea’s claimed nuclear test has been denounced as provocative and a threat to global peace and security by George W. Bush. The US President said he has spoken about it to the leaders of South Korea, China, Russia and Japan.
“All of us agreed that the proclaimed actions by North Korea are inacceptable and deserve an immediate response by the United Nations Security Council,” Bush told reporters. “The North Korean regime remains one of the world’s leading proliferator(s) of missile technology including transfers to Iran and Syria.”
Such transfers of nuclear weapons or material would be considered a serious threat, he said. Bush said the international community would react to the test, which the US was working to confirm had taken place. He added that Washington remains committed to diplomacy.