South Korea's President Lee Myung Bak (left), China's Premier Wen Jiabao (centre) and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stand in front of their national flags during a joint news conference of the fifth trilateral summit among the three nations at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 13, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
BEIJING (AFP) - China, Japan and South Korea said a fresh nuclear test by North Korea would be unacceptable, according to South Korean President Lee Myung Bak on Sunday.
'Our three countries agreed that we will not accept further nuclear tests or further provocations from North Korea,' Mr Lee told reporters after a meeting in Beijing.
Mr Lee met on Sunday with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for a one-day summit where North Korea's nuclear and rocket programmes had been expected to be high on the agenda.
Fears of a third North Korean nuclear test have grown after a failed rocket launch by Pyongyang last month that the United States and its allies said was a disguised ballistic missile test banned under United Nations resolutions.