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Russia, Japan condemn DPRK nuclear refusal

Updated: 2013-04-30 00:04
( Xinhua)

MOSCOW - Russia and Japan on Monday condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for its refusal to give up its nuclear weapons program, the two countries said in a joint statement.

The DPRK has stubbornly refused to give up plans to create nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles "contrary to the international community's calls", said the document.

The Russian and Japanese leaders also called for the DPRK's strict adherence to the UN Security Council Resolution 2094 and UNSC resolutions of the fourth round of the six-party talks of September 19, 2005," according to the declaration adopted following the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Meanwhile, the two sides welcomed "further efforts" to create conditions for resuming the six-party talks following the principles and goals laid down in the statement adopted after the 2005 talks, said the statement.