Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | April 23, 2018

Statement by CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo on the DPRK halting its nuclear testing programme

Press conference by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Vienna, 21 April 2018

“I welcome the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to halt its nuclear testing programme and to dismantle the test site. This is a strong signal and an important step in the right direction.

As a next step, the DPRK, along with the other remaining Annex 2 countries, should consider signing and ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to solidify this progress. A legally binding in force CTBT is the only way to solidify the moratorium on nuclear testing and an essential step towards the ultimate goal: a world free from nuclear weapons.

The CTBTO stands ready to assist in whatever way we can.”

Several international mainstream media sources have picked up Zerbo’s statement whilst elaborating on the DPRK announcement, including Washington PostInDepthNews, The Wire, Politico EUYonhap in Korean, La Vanguardia in Spanish, ABC Nyheter in Norwegian, ANSA in Italian, Realitatea in Romanian, among others.





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