JERUSALEM, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Israel viewed the nuclear test of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) with "extreme gravity," Israeli Foreign Ministry said Monday in a statement.
The statement was released after the DPRK said earlier Monday it successfully conducted a nuclear test, which aroused immediate concerns and various responses from the international community.
Israel was a partner to the international concern over the DPRK's action, said the statement, adding that the Jewish state is concerned about the DPRK's nuclear proliferation, which has negative ramifications for the Middle East region.
In the statement, Israeli Foreign Ministry said it expected the international community to act "with determination" to the DPRK nuclear test, "in order to send a message to other countries."
The statement was carefully crafted and coordinated with various governmental bodies, local daily The Jerusalem Post reported, citing diplomatic sources.
Although it was clear where Israel stood on the issue, and equally clear that the DPRK would pay little heed to what Israel had to say on this matter, it was important for Israel's voice to be heard along with the rest of the world, added the report.