World leaders around the world have vehemently condemned the sixth nuclear test conducted by the North Korea, and as its revelation that it has developed a missile ready hydrogen bomb which has “great destructive power”.
Leading the deluge of condemnation by world leaders is president Donald Trump of USA who branded the North “a rogue nation” whose “words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous” to the United States.
Trump’s remarks came on Sunday after Pyongyang’s announcement of a “perfect success” with its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday to “appropriately deal with” the latest nuclear test by North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said.
“The two leaders agreed to stick to the goal of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and keep close communication and coordination to deal with the new situation,” Xinhua said.
Boris Johnson, UK’s foreign minister, said North Korea’s latest nuclear test could represent a new order of threat.
“There’s no question that this is another provocation, it’s reckless. They seem to be moving closer towards a hydrogen bomb which, if fitted to a successful missile, would unquestionably present a new order of threat.” he noted.
German chancellor Angela Merkel also joined in the condemnation when her office issued a statement which read thus; “The chancellor and the president are in agreement that North Korea has trampled on international law and that the international community must therefore react with determination against this new escalation.”
Separately, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Pyongyang’s latest test “means that we have to find a level-headed but clear answer”.
“We will discuss this reaction with our partners in the EU. I am sure that the UN Security Council will also take necessary measures in a decisive manner,” he said.