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Trump: North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat

Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 02:02

North Korea's ''words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States,'' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter Sunday (September 3), in his first reaction after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports.

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US president Donald Trump taking to Twitter to condemn yet another nuclear weapons test by North Korea. Calling their actions hostile and dangerous to the US. As well as saying talks with South Korea and China are not working. North Korea announced its sixth nuclear test yet on Sunday and it's the most powerful one yet. State media says leader Kim Jong-un ordered the test of a hydrogren bomb, one that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Only hours earlier, the North taunted its neighbours by releasing these images; claiming to show Kim Jong-Un inspecting the homemade weapon. The regime boasting it will have "great destructive power" and can be detonated at high altitudes. This test caused significant earthquakes -- and sent shockwaves to its neighbours. Japanese and South Korean officials say it was around 10 times more powerful than the tremor picked up after the last test a year ago. It's sparked strong international reaction, even though there's been no independent confirmation that the detonation was caused by a hydrogen bomb. Japan and South Korea have vowed to step up their action against Pyongyang with stronger action and sanctions. China, North Korea's sole major ally, has also strongly condemned the nuclear test and has urged the country to respect U.N. Security Council resolutions. In the past few months, Pyongyang has increasingly put its destructive rhetoric into action, sending a missile over northern Japan and launching a long range missile capable of hitting parts of the US.

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Trump: North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat

Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 02:02