The UN Security Council on Thursday passed unanimously resolution 2094 on condemning North Korea's third nuclear test, which took place on Feb. 12th.

The resolution demanded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea not to proceed with any further nuclear tests, give up any nuclear arms program and return to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

The resolution also urged peaceful, diplomatic and political resolution to the current situation and a resumption of the six-party talks.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced support for the latest UN resolution on Thursday.

The UN chief who remained "deeply concerned" about heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula, urged North Korea to refrain from any further destabilising steps or bellicose rhetoric.

"At a time of new political leadership throughout the region, the Secretary-General urges Pyongyang to reverse course and build confidence with the country's neighbours," Ban said in a statement.

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