RIYADH, 14th January, 2016 (WAM) — The Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, is deeply concerned over North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test, which it says could threaten peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the world, Secretary-General, Abdullatif bin Rashed Al-Zayani, said on Thursday.

In a press statement carried by the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Al-Zayani said that the hydrogen bomb test was a violation of international law, stressing that the GCC was in support of all efforts to prevent the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD.

The test was in violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT, said Al-Zayani, calling on the international community to take the necessary procedures to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.