EU says N.Korea nuclear test ‘grave violation’ of UN resolutions


The European Union condemned North Korea’s claimed hydrogen bomb test Wednesday as a “grave violation” of a U.N. ban on its development of nuclear weapons and a threat to the region.


“If confirmed, this action would represent a grave violation of (North Korea’s) international obligations not to produce or test nuclear weapons, as determined by several United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and a threat to the peace and security of the entire northeast Asia region,” EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said in a statement.