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North Korea N-test may trigger arms race: Taiwan

Taiwan expresses fears that North Korea's nuclear test could trigger an arms race and undermine regional security.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 12:04 IST

Taiwan on Monday expressed fears that North Korea's nuclear test could trigger an arms race and undermine regional security.

"The government of the Republic of China fears the nuclear test might trigger an arms race and proliferation of nuclear weapons, thus undermining the security and welfare of people in the northeast Asian region," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Michel Lusaid.

Taiwan also called for a peaceful resolution of the crisis by reopening six-party talks involving the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia.

Pyongyang in November 2005 pulled out of the talks aimed at persuading it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

First Published: Oct 09, 2006 12:04 IST