New Delhi : The US, South Korea and Japan have declared a united stand on the recent North Korean Hydrogen bomb test claim and have decided to tackle it together, standing shoulder to shoulder on this matter. The trio said they would be united in their response to North Korea’s claim of ‘having successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.’
Case in point — North Korea released an image it said showed Kim Jong-un signing the order for the test. North Korea said it carried out the hydrogen bomb test on Wednesday, and if the declare is to be confirmed, this test would add to the list of previous such events, making it North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, and its first of the more powerful H-bomb. Taking cognizance of the situation at hand, the UN Security Council has also agreed to start shaping out new measures against North Korea. However, the house of opinion is divided at large over diverse views, and skepticism remains over whether the North really did conduct such a test. The ground experts have tried to analyse the claim and experts have said the seismic activity generated by the blast was not large enough for it to have been a full thermonuclear explosion.
White House announced that President Barack Obama had spoken separately to South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the matter. A White house statement outlined — They agreed to work together to forge a united and strong international response to North Korea’s latest reckless behavior.
Japan, from its side, gave out a strong message, which came directly from none other than the Leader himself, when, Shinzo Abe told reporters — We agreed that the provocative act by North Korea is unacceptable. “We will deal with this situation in a firm manner through the cooperation with the United Nations Security Council.
South Korea too released its strong voice, as South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement that Ms Park and President Obama had agreed to closely co-operate on the issue. the statement further added — The international community must make sure that North Korea pays the corresponding price for the nuclear test.
The United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency session on Wednesday and condemned the test claim as ‘a clear threat to international peace and security.’ Japan’s ambassador to the UN, Motohide Yoshikawa, called for a swift and robust new UN resolution, and insisted, saying — The authority and credibility of the Security Council will be put in question if it does not take these measures.