The United Nations Security Council is not taking any chances with North Korea’s newest aggressive move. They will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the North Korean announcement that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., confirmed the meeting on Twitter Sunday.
“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,” Haley tweeted.
The report of this emergency meeting comes on the heels of the North Korean state media announcing on Sunday that their country had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that is capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
This announcement is troubling because of the previous series of ICBM tests that have been conducted by Pyongyang. After the North Korean missile tests, the U.S. Security Council voted unanimously to issue harsher sanctions on the rogue country.
The Secretary-General of the U.N., António Guterres, condemned the test and called it a “serious breach” of the country’s obligations.
President Trump also condemned the action. He said that he was considering sanctioning North Korea’s trade partners. When President Trump was recently asked by a reporter if he would attack North Korea, he replied, “We’ll see.”
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Credit: The Hill