Canada is responding to the latest nuclear test from from North Korea calling it a reckless disregard for the global will.
The statement comes after the North Koreans conducted an underground nuclear test, which is seen as another step towards creating a nuclear bomb that can be put in a missile which can reach the U.S.
The Harper government is joining international allies in condemning this defiant act.
This test is a clear rejection of the U.N. order to stop atomic activities in North Korea.
John Baird, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, has called it reckless and a threat to peace and security.
Baird is also pledging to work with Canada’s allies to take the appropriate actions to deal with this tense situation.
U.S. President Barack Obama is also speaking out, according to the Associated Press. The president is calling the test a highly provocative act that demands a swift response from the international community. He said the U.S. will also take unspecified actions to protest itself and its allies.
Baird said there was hope that the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il might have meant change for the rogue nation but those hopes were misplaced. He added that that it’s even more troubling that North Korea is running a nuclear program while its people go hungry.