G8 summit conclusions on Syria, North Korea and more

Foreign Secretary William Hague outlined the progress made on a host of topics under discussion at the G8 summit as follows:

  • G8 ministers remain "deeply concerned" about Syria and will prioritise improving humanitarian access, ensuring donors pay up and promoting stability in countries that are hosting refugees.
  • Committed to "further significant measures" against North Korea if there is another missile launch or nuclear test.
  • Warned that the "window of diplomacy" with Iran over its nuclear programme would not remain open for much longer.
  • Welcomed recent progress on the Middle East peace process.
  • Welcomed political and economic progress in Burma but expressed concern about ethnic and religious conflict.

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G8's warning to North Korea

G8 foreign ministers meeting in London have urged North Korea to refrain from any more provocative acts.