The UN Security Council will consider "further action" against North Korea after the country's latest nuclear test, says Motohide Yoshikawa, Japanese ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the council.
“There are measures that we have agreed in that past that, if there is another nuclear test, there should be further action by the Security Council,” Yoshikawa says.
The international community needs to respond to the test “with the most robust language that we can find,” he says before an emergency meeting of the council.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns the nuclear test conducted by North Korea, calling it "deeply troubling" and "a grave contravention of the international norm against nuclear testing."
"This act is profoundly destabilizing for regional security and seriously undermines international non-proliferation efforts," Ban says. "I condemn it unequivocally."