The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss an international response to North Korea's latest nuclear test. The UNSC in a statement has said that the US, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea requested the urgent meeting.
The council will meet in an open session, in contrast to many other meetings on North Korea that have been held behind closed doors. The latest meeting comes in the wake of North Korea's sixth nuclear test, in defiance of UN resolutions that prohibits Pyongyang from pursuing nuclear and missile programs. Yesterday, North Korea had said, it tested a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a missile and is its biggest nuclear detonation. Meanwhile, North Korea's action has been condemned around the world.