NATO chiefs called upon “all nations” to maintain “decisive pressure” against North Korea by implementing full range of UN sanctions to force DPRK to give up all it’s weapons program.

Officials also expressed concern about Iran’s missile tests and repeated thatthe alliance was committed “to permanently ensuring that Iran’s nuclear programme remains peaceful”.

The summit declaration signed by the 29 NATO leaders reiterated the alliance’s full support for the goal of “complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.”

“We call upon North Korea to fully implement its international obligations; to eliminate its nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare capabilities and ballistic missiles, and abandon all related `programmes,” the statement said.

“We call on all nations to maintain decisive pressure on North Korea, including by fully implementing existing U.N. sanctions,” the statement said.

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