The UN Security Council said in a statement
Tuesday that it "strongly condemns" North Korea for carrying a new
nuclear test and it threatened to take "appropriate measures."
South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, who presided the council meeting in New York, said the nuclear test was a "clear threat to international peace and security" and a threat to the Korean peninsula as well as Northeast Asia.
He said the 15-nation council, including China, was unanimous in condemning the test and will immediately begin discussions aimed at taking appropriate measures against North Korea.
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