N. Korea’s test will be condemned, further action limited
Possible new UN resolutions and reprimands from allies will likely follow fourth test
North Korea on Wednesday morning triggered seismic detectors Wednesday morning, apparently by exploding a nuclear device, which they claim was a hydrogen bomb.
While the h-bomb claims are doubted, this would constitute the North’s fourth nuclear test.
The DPRK’s public explanation for the test was that it is necessary to develop a strategic nuclear deterrent to counter the nuclear threat posed by Washington. The DPRK’s test will be publicly and swiftly condemned not only by the UN Security Council (UNSC) but also by individual member states.
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