Written by Tharushan Fernando
07 Jan, 2016 | 11:44 am
The UN Security Council says it will begin work immediately on new measures against North Korea, after Pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
The council condemned the test, saying “a clear threat to international peace and security continues to exist”.
This is the North’s fourth nuclear test since 2006, but if confirmed would be the first of an H-bomb. However, the US has joined nuclear experts in questioning whether the blast was large enough for such a test.
The UN Security council says that immediate measures will be taken against North Korea, following Pyongyang claims to having conducted a hydrogen bomb.
The Council has condemned the attack stating that North Koreas actions are “a clear threat to international peace and security continues to exist”. This North Korea’s fourth Nuclear test since 2006, but will be the first time a Hydrogen Bomb has been tested given that the claim by the reclusive regime is confirmed.
The US, among nuclear experts are not swayed, and continues to question whether the blast was large enough for such a test.
The Security Council held an emergency session on Wednesday. It was called by the US, Japan and South Korea. Uruguay’s UN Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, current president of the council in lieu of the rising tension following North Korea’s claim stated that “In line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, [they] will begin to work immediately on such measures in a new Security Council resolution.”
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