North Korea conducts third nuke test, defies UN
North Korea confirmed the third nuclear test it conducted underground, a move that has been widely condemned across the globe including China. North Korea confirmed that it successfully carried out an underground nuclear test of a new, "miniaturised" device. The announcement that the detonated device was "miniaturised" will raise alarm around the globe, with its suggestion that Pyongyang has mastered the technically complex process of producing a warhead small enough to fit on a long-range missile.
In response to this act, the UN Security Council will held a meeting for emergency consultations. The 15-nation Security Council is currently presided over by South Korea and it had been calling for strong action against its neighbor in the event of a nuclear test.