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France's Hollande condemns North Korean nuclear test

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:51 GMT
Author: Reuters
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PARIS, Feb 12 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande strongly condemned North Korea's carrying out of a third nuclear test on Tuesday and said it was working with its United Nations Security Council partners on a firm response.

"France demands again that North Korea conform without delay to its international obligations and begin a complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programme," Hollande said in a statement.

He said North Korea must refrain from any further action that could increase tensions in the region. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Catherine Bremer and Patrick Graham)

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