– Foreign Secretary William Hague
It appears that North Korea carried out a nuclear test at 11.57KST today. I strongly condemn this development, which is a violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1718, 1874 and 2087.
North Korea’s development of its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities poses a threat to international and regional security.
ts repeated provocations only serve to increase regional tension, and hinder the prospects for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The United Nations says it "strongly condemns" North Korea's nuclear test. The United States is calling for an increase in sanctions against the communist state.