UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Pyongyang claimed it had carried out its first test of a hydrogen bomb. Following Pyongyang’s announcement, Japan called to convene an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the issue.
“Let’s be dispassionate,” Churkin told reporters before the opening of the UNSC extraordinary meeting.
In 2005, North Korea declared itself a nuclear power, and conducted several nuclear weapon tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013, sparking concerns in the international community.
The UN resolutions 1718 and 1814 urge Pyongyang to refrain from nuclear tests and reengage in talks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.