Ethiopia joins other UNSC members in condemning DPRK’s latest nuclear test

(EBC; September 5, 2017) - The Security Council met in an emergency session on Monday in relation to the latest nuclear test by DPRK in violation of series of Security Council resolutions.

This is the first formal meeting of the council since Ethiopian assumed the Presidency this month.

During the meeting, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman briefed the Council on the matter.

All Council members strongly condemned the latest nuclear test by DPRK which represents a dangerous escalation of the situation in the Korean peninsula with grave implications for regional and global peace and security.

In a statement delivered on the occasion, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN and President of the UNSC for the month of September, outlined Ethiopia's position on the matter.

"The latest nuclear test by DPRK is indeed a dangerous escalation with potentially catastrophic consequences and we join all Council members in condemning it in the strongest possible terms," Dr. said.

"We believe this Council should use all means at its disposal to bring the DPRK back to the negotiating table and we are open to proposals that could be considered in this regard," he added.

Source: Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the UN