04 September 2017

News Story: S. Korean president orders diplomatic efforts to isolate DPRK after 6th nuke test

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday ordered all available diplomatic efforts to completely isolate the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test earlier in the day.

President Moon convened an emergency National Security Council (NSC) meeting, which lasted for one and a half hours from 1:30 p.m. local time (0430 GMT), according to the presidential Blue House.

The meeting was called to discuss countermeasures following Pyongyang's test of what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded onto a ballistic missile with intercontinental capabilities.

The DPRK's state TV announced the country's test of the device meant for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was a complete success.

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