January 6, 2016 / 4:33 PM / 3 years ago

Russia wants 'proportionate response' to North Korea nuclear test

A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin on Wednesday called for “cool heads” and a “proportionate response” to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.

Churkin was speaking to reporters ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea’s announcement of a nuclear detonation. Council diplomats told Reuters the possibility of expanding existing U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang would likely be raised.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols, writing by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below