UN Security Council to meet on North Korea nuclear test

(Worthy News) – The United States, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea requested the urgent meeting, to be held at 10 a.m., the US mission said in a statement.

North Korea on Sunday detonated what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile, calling the test “a perfect success.”

The underground blast was North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, in defiance of UN resolutions that prohibit Pyongyang from pursuing nuclear and missile programs.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier condemned the nuclear test as “profoundly destabilizing” for regional security and again urged Pyongyang to halt such acts.

U.S. warns of ‘massive military response,’ halt in Chinese trade after N. Korea nuke test

The president met with his national security team on the expanding crisis. Afterward, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the U.S. or its allies would be met with a “massive military response.”

“We have many military options, and the president wanted to be briefed on each one of them,” Mattis said outside the White House. “We are not looking to the total annihilation” of North Korea.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday he was working on a new sanctions package. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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