September 3, 2017 / 12:02 PM / a year ago

UK says North Korea nuclear test is reckless, could bring a 'new order of threat'

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea’s latest nuclear test could represent a new order of threat, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

“There’s no question that this is another provocation, it’s reckless,” he told Sky news. “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.”

Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test

earlier on Sunday.

He said Britain’s preference was for a diplomatic solution and that none of the military options relating to North Korea were palatable.

Reporting by William James; editing by John Stonestreet

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