Sri Lanka condemns nuclear test by North Korea

Posted September 15, 2016

It comes as North Korea carried out its fifth and most powerful nuclear test just last week, despite warnings from United Nations forces against such hostile actions.

Last week's nuclear test, the North's fifth, was its most powerful to date. KRT showed thousands of citizens and soldiers along with high-ranking government officials attending the rally and chanting in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square.

North Korea has been testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate this year under young leader Kim Jong Un. Ministry officials refused to say what specific evidence pointed to another possible nuclear test.

Beijing's official People's Daily newspaper yesterday called the U.S. a troublemaker and said that it has no right to lecture China about taking responsibility for reining in North Korea as tensions on the peninsula are a direct result of USA actions. "Nepal wishes to see peace and stability on the Korean peninsula".

The proposed changes - which include those that were excluded from Japan's latest tightened sanctions unveiled in February - will likely be reflected in new proposals the LDP will compile on Friday and later present to the government.

"They are bluffing that B-1Bs are enough for fighting an all-out nuclear war", Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency reported.

President Barack Obama issued a condemnation, calling North Korea's actions "provocative and destabilizing", and assured US allies in the region of Washington's "unshakable commitment" to their defense.

On Tuesday, the US dispatched two US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in response to North Korea's latest and largest nuclear test.

But, over the weekend, the DPRK said that it will continue to develop its nuclear capability despite global condemnation and the threat of more sanctions from the worldwide community.

Russia's foreign ministry has previously warned North Korea that it is opening itself up to invasion if Kim's regime continues to threaten its neighbors and the United States with nuclear retaliation.

China and Russian Federation have pushed for a resumption of six-party talks on denuclearisation in North Korea. Whether or not he gets to play defense on Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping's water polo team is only a matter of time.