"President Moon pointed out that North Korea's nuclear test was a grave defiance toward the peace and security of the global community and that its size and nature makes the latest test an unprecedented severe provocation of another level".
Moon made the remark as he outlined his economic policy during a meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, saying the policy is in line with the IMF's call for a balance between domestic demand and exports, according to spokesman Park Soo-hyun.
They also agreed that China and Russian Federation had critical roles to play, not only in agreeing UNSC sanctions but in implementing them. He also promised to actively cooperate in ongoing discussions at the UN Security Council to punish the North.
President Moon Jae-in has spoken to French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about ways to respond to North Korea's recent nuclear test.
The leaders agreed effective implementation of United Nations sanctions by the worldwide community was a critical part of the global effort to exert maximum pressure on North Korea to change course.
President Moon Jae-in met with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning ahead of the President's address to the UN General Assembly in NY next week. The meeting took place ahead of the president's address to the UN General Assembly in NY next week.
President Moon Jae-in said Monday he aims to realize "income-led" economic growth that spreads its benefits across all sectors.