G-8 condemns North Korea's nuclear test

Other News Materials 9 July 2009 03:31 (UTC +04:00)

Group of Eight leaders have condemned "in the strongest terms" North Korea's nuclear test and ballistic missile launches, Associated Press reported.

A G-8 statement Wednesday says North Korea's actions "pose a danger to peace and stability in the region and beyond."

North Korea conducted a nuclear test in May, and ballistic missile launches in April and again just days before the summit.

The G-8 leaders urged North Korea to refrain from further violations of U.N. Security resolutions and to engage in dialogue, including the six-party talks.

The statement also urged the reclusive nation to address concerns about humanitarian issues.