(JNS.org) Israel, already a frequent critic of Iran’s nuclear program, condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test in the aftermath of a unanimous U.S. House of Representatives vote to toughen sanctions against the Asian nation.
“A clear message must be sent to the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and to other countries, that such activities are unacceptable and cannot be tolerated,” Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
“Israel condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, and joins the international community in expressing concern of the danger that this act poses to regional stability and international peace and security. This act by the DPRK must be met with a swift response by the international community,” added the statement.
South Korea on Wednesday fired warning shots at a North Korean drone that crossed its border. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said regarding sanctions that the U.S. and its allies are working on inflicting “bone-numbing pain” on North Korea, according to Reuters.
Last week, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, described as a powerful hydrogen bomb.