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Sri Lanka calls on North Korea to abide by UN resolutions

The Sri Lankan government urged North Korea to comply with UN Security Council resolutions in a statement released today, criticising the sixth nuclear test carried out by Pyongyang.

Sri Lanka said it “deplores” the test, stating that it “threatens peace and stability in the region and beyond”.

The statement also called on North Korea to “to resume dialogue, facilitating the peaceful resolution of issues”. Sri Lanka went on to say that it “reiterates its commitment to abiding by its obligations with respect to the implementation of UN Security Council decisions”.

See the full statement here.

The latest statement, from Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, comes after Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena called for an investigation into a statement released by the country's foreign affairs ministry last month, condemning the firing of an intercontinental missile by North Korea, saying it had not be sanctioned prior to release.