UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Pyongyang's nuclear test

(VOVWORLD) - The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss an international response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test. 

The meeting is requested by the US, the UK, France, Japan, and South Korea.

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea’s nuclear test on Sunday, saying it undermines regional security and stability. He called on Pyongyang to stop similar actions.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location and date provided by the Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang, September 3, 2017 (KCNA / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump warned Sunday that the US was considering cutting economic ties with any countries that do business with North Korea. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Pyongyang’s test of a hydrogen bomb is a threat to regional security, calling all parties to refrain provocations. President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, condemned Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, saying it gravely violates North Korea’s obligations under international law.

 International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano said North Korea’s nuclear test is “extremely regrettable” and “in complete disregard” of the international community’s repeated demands.

French President Emmanuel Macron called for a "very firm" response by the international community. China said North Korea’s nuclear test ignored international criticism.

South Korea reiterated its commitment to push new UN sanctions on the North.


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