The Union of South American Nations, Unasur expressed deep concern and called on all sides involved to ensure the preservation of peace and security in the Korean peninsula.
In an official communiqué released by the Peruvian Foreign ministry over the weekend Unasur said dialogue is the most adequate instrument to end the differences and return to a situation of peace and respect, and called for restraint. Peru currently holds the Unasur rotating presidency.
“Faithful to its strong commitment to compliance with International Law, Unasur recalls the international obligation of States to abstain from threats or the use of force and calls on all sides to depose bellicose attitudes and manifestations”.
Unasur also demanded “the full compliance of the pertinent resolutions from the UN Security Council with the purpose of creating the necessary conditions for the resumption of negotiations relative to peace, security and the social development of the Korean peninsula”.
Finally Unasur expressed its willingness and disposition to help with international efforts directed to such purpose.
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un said on Sunday that the Pyongyang regime will continue advancing in the development of nuclear weapons and increasing its arsenal. This follows a previous statement underlining that North Korea had entered a “state of war” with the US and South Korea.
The country’s armed forces with atomic capability “must be increased and reinforced in quality and quantity until the de-nuclearization of the world becomes a reality” said the young leader on opening the full session of the Workers’ party of North Korea.