ISLAMABAD, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Tuesday regretted nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Foreign Ministry said here.
The DPRK said on Tuesday it has successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test, according to its official KCNA news agency.
"Pakistan regrets that the Government of DPRK has conducted underground nuclear test," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
"Pakistan believes that all countries should comply with their respective international obligations," it said.
The Foreign Ministry said Pakistan supports a nuclear weapons free Korean Peninsula which was agreed by all parties in the Framework Agreement of 1994 and reaffirms its support for the six- party talks process.
The test, which the DPRK claimed as successful, was carried out at 11:57 a.m. local time (0237 GMT) in the Kilju County, North Hamkyung Province.
The nuclear test has sparked criticisms by the UN secretary general, the United States, Japan and several other countries.