United States Calls Emergency Meeting About North Korea

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September 03, 2017Sep 03, 2017

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations announced on Sunday that the United States, along with its allies Japan, France, and the U.K., has called an emergency meeting about North Korea. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 4th.

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Earlier in the day, the United Nations Security General, António Guterres, announced the United Nations condemnation of the North Korea's latest nuclear testing. He said North Korea is the only "country that continues to break the norm against nuclear test explosions," and they call for North Korea to comply with international obligations.

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This condemnation comes after North Korea announced that they had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb underground.

"[This] marks a major step in the isolated country’s long-stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the U.S. mainland within range," experts told Reuters

They detonated the bomb in their underground testing facility in Punggye-ri, leading to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Experts who studied the impact of the earthquake say its effects show there is "enough strong evidence to suggest the reclusive state has either developed a hydrogen bomb or was getting very close."

Kune Y. Suh, a nuclear engineering professor at Seoul National University, added some sobering words.

“North Korea has effectively established itself as a nuclear state. This is not just a game changer, it’s a game over,” he said.

After the test, President Trump immediately reacted. He made it clear that the United States would not stand idly by. He even went so far as new suggest new sactions.

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When asked if the United States will attack North Korea after this latest aggression, then president replied "We'll see." 

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