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Title: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST WORRIES PORTUGUESE

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06LISBON22542006-10-11 11:16:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Lisbon
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SUBJECT: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST WORRIES PORTUGUESE 
 
REF: A. STATE 169418 
     ¶B. STATE 169269 
 
¶1. The Government of Portugal (GOP) shares U.S. Government 
concerns regarding North Korea's nuclear ambitions (Refs A 
and B).  On October 9, the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign 
Affairs issued its own statement to express the GOP's 
apprehension over North Korea's announced experimental 
detonation of a nuclear device.  The statement characterized 
North Korea's action as "irresponsible and unacceptable," 
noting that it constituted a serious challenge to the United 
Nations, particularly in regard to UNSC Resolution 1695. 
 
¶2. The statement further noted that the GOP stands by the 
statement of the Presidency of the European Union, which 
offered support to all United Nations efforts to bring North 
Korea into compliance regarding the immediate and 
unconditional suspension of its nuclear testing and 
engineering activities. 
Hoffman