Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on North Korea’s test of a nuclear device on 3 September 2017

Sweden condemns the test of a nuclear device conducted today by North Korea. This is a serious breach of the country's international obligations, UN Security Council resolutions and the principles of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). North Korea's actions are a threat to international peace and security.

Sweden urges North Korea to immediately cease its provocative actions, fulfil its international obligations and begin phasing out its nuclear weapons and missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

It is very important that the UN Security Council assembles to discuss this latest development.

It is now more important than ever to take measures to reduce tensions and the risk of misunderstandings and mistakes. We share the concern of the countries in the region.