Mexico reiterates its strong condemnation of this and other tests carried out by North Korea in the past, which threaten international peace and security, undermine confidence and increase tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Mexico calls for all States to refrain from conducting nuclear tests, and urges all that have not yet done so to accede to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as soon as possible.

Mexico has always denounced the development and use of nuclear weapons, which endanger humanity by their very existence. Therefore it promotes and will continue to promote initiatives to abolish nuclear weapons in the U.N. General Assembly.