The National Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s fifth nuclear test.
The resolution was passed at a parliamentary plenary session on Wednesday with 203 lawmakers taking part in the vote. Two-hundred lawmakers voted in favor, while three abstained.
In the resolution, the Assembly warned North Korea that its reckless provocations will only lead to stronger international pressure and criticism against the regime and further deepen its isolation.
It also urged Pyongyang to immediately take effective denuclearization measures and completely scrap its nuclear development plans, stressing that the North cannot survive through by continuing to pursue its nuke ambitions.
The parliamentary resolution called on the Seoul government to establish a system that counters North Korea’s nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. It also called for special measures that can disable and emasculate the North’s weapons of mass destruction and other military threats.
The Assembly also urged the government to make diplomatic efforts to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table for the purpose of denuclearizing Pyongyang and establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.