Washington wants the UN Security Council to impose "the strongest possible measures" on North Korea, after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test involving what it says was a hydrogen bomb. But will countries like China support that proposal?
US officials remain skeptical about North Korea's commitment to rid itself of nuclear weapons. US experts have bolstered those doubts with new findings about 13 undeclared nuclear bases throughout the country.
Despite a lot of fanfare over arms reduction on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang has announced it is testing new weapons. It says it has long been developing its new weapons system, which was tested on Friday.
The UN Security Council has voted to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other Horn of Africa countries.
Washington is angry at widespread non-compliance with sanctions on Pyongyang and has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting. A new report suggests North Korea is smuggling coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo.
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