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Leaders of the NATO member states have called on the international community to maintain “decisive pressure” on North Korea to force it to abandon its military nuclear program, including by fully implementing existing United Nations (UN) sanctions.
Axar.az reports citing KCNA.
The leaders participating in a two-day NATO summit in Brussels signed a declaration on Wednesday calling for increased pressure on Pyongyang and reiterating the alliance’s full support for the goal of “complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
NATO leaders welcomed the recent talks with North Korea by the leaders of South Korea and the United States “as a contribution towards reaching the final fully verified denuclearization of [North Korea] in a peaceful manner.”
“We call upon [North Korea] to fully implement its international obligations; to eliminate its nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare capabilities and ballistic missiles, and abandon all related programs,” the statement said, however.
Denouncing Pyongyang for violating multiple UN Security Council resolutions with its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the leaders at the NATO summit also called on North Korea to rejoin the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
During a much-publicized summit in Singapore last month, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a brief, broadly-worded document, according to which both sides committed to working toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
2018.07.12 / 17:43