BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) has called on North Korea to adhere to a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests amid Pyongyang's threat to withdraw from self-declared commitments. Mention US hostile policy

In an opening statement for the disarmament conference on Tuesday, the European Union said that North Korea should "return to meaningful negotiations" and "refrain from further provocations."

"Repeated ballistic missile launches by the DPRK violate UN Security Council resolutions, which continue to undermine international work for building trust, and extending peace," the statement said. "Creating lasting peace and security on the Korean Peninsula."