UN Security Council set to meet shortly to discuss N. Korea's nuclear test

ANI | Updated: Sep 04, 2017 19:04 IST

New York [USA], Sep 4 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting shortly after North Korea's announcement of successfully testing a hydrogen bomb that is meant to be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile.

United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Sunday confirmed the meeting on Twitter.

"We along w/Japan, France, the UK and S.Korea have called for an emergency Security Council meeting on N.Korea in the open tomorrow at 10am," she tweeted.

U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis has strongly warned North Korea of "massive military response," if it threatened the U.S. or its allies.

"Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response," the Hill quoted Mattis as saying.

"Kim Jong-Un should take heed the United Nations Security Council's unified voice. All members unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses. And they remain unanimous in their commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Because we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely, North Korea," he added.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday termed North Korea a "rogue nation" for conducting nuclear tests and said that its "actions continue to be very dangerous to the Washington."

In a series of tweets, Trump further said that North Korea has become a great threat and embarrassment to China.

North Korea on Sunday announced that it has successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb that is meant to be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The news reader of the North Korean Central Television said North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un ordered the test and termed it a "perfect success". The quake was felt in northern China, with emergency sirens blaring in Yanji, near the North Korean border, according to local media. (ANI)

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