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Canada's renewed focus on nuclear non-proliferation efforts has been in the works for months.
North Korea's recent nuclear-weapons test constitutes provocative, destabilizing activity for the region and the globe and demands strong condemnation from the international community. Every effort must be made to keep North Korea's nuclear ambitions in check. But too often outside policymakers and observers seem to overlook the simple fact that the current standoff is in part a result of an unsustainable nuclear-weapons regime that perpetuates a double standard between states that have nuclear weapons and those that do not.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion used Twitter to express Canada's outrage about the news out of North Korea.
"True peace and security do not happen as a result of humiliation-laden entreaties or conciliatory meetings."