Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 6, 2017

North Korea nuclear test “last wake-up call” to the world: CTBTO chief by UN Radio

Originally published on UN Radio on 5 September 2017, the article and podcast feature an interview with CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo, who shares updates on the nature and the magnitude of the DPRK VI announced nuclear tests, as detected by the CTBTO International Monitoring System.

Lassina Zerbo. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

North Korea’s latest nuclear bomb test should be a “last wake-up call” to the international community, on the need to build diplomatic bridges through the test-ban treaty.

That’s the view of the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo.

He said that the pace of UN Security Council sanctions was not “in sync” with the reality of North Korea – or DPRK’s – nuclear weapons programme, and diplomacy needed to move faster to counter the threat.

Cristina Silveiro asked Mr Zerbo what the CTBTO’s data revealed about Sunday’s underground test in North Korea.

Listen to the full podcast here.

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