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UN sanctions threat over N. Korea nuclear test

People watch a news report on North Korea's first hydrogen bomb test, at a railroad station in Seoul on January 6, 2016The UN Security Council agreed Wednesday to roll out new measures to punish North Korea after its shock announcement of a hydrogen bomb test triggered global concern and condemnation. Although officials and experts were highly sceptical of the claim it was a sophisticated H-bomb, the latest test provided unnerving proof — if proof were still needed — of North Korea’s commitment to developing an advanced nuclear weapons capability. UN diplomats confirmed that talks were under way on strengthening several sets of sanctions that have been imposed on secretive North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.

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