IPPNW condemns today’s test of a nuclear weapon by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We urge the DPRK government to reconsider its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, and to join with the majority of States that have pledged to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons because of their unacceptable humanitarian impact.
It is essential to stop perceiving nuclear bombs as weapons. They are useless in serving any legitimate national purpose. They are not weapons, but instruments of genocide.