The Netherlands welcomes UN Security Council Resolution 2321 on North Korean Nuclear Weapons Programme

The Netherlands welcomes UN Security Council Resolution 2321 which was adopted unanimously in New York today. Minister Koenders of Foreign Affairs stresses that effective enforcement of the sanctions which the UN Security Council imposed against North Korea is crucial. 'The new UN sanctions that were adopted in addition to those adopted earlier this year increase the pressure on North Korea, but only through persistent, joint efforts of the international community can we make progress,' he said.

According to Minister Koenders the regime must realize that its nuclear tests, ballistic missiles tests and other provocations further isolate North Korea and seriously affect the stability in the region.

The Netherlands will continue to work with and through the UN and the EU to ensure united and effective action by the international community.

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