Condemnation and skepticism continued days after the DPRK claimed to successfully test a hydrogen bomb.
Reaction was swift. The United Nations Security Council “strongly condemned” the underground nuclear test, and pledged to pursue new sanctions as governments and scientists expressed skepticism over Pyongyang’s claims.
Neighboring Republic of Korea raised its military alert to the highest level, and said it was in talks with the United States to deploy strategic weapons along the Korean peninsula.
CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.
The Heat interviewed four experts about world’s condemnation of the bomb test, and tangible steps for the future:
- Yoshikazu Kato, author, scholar and columnist.
- Troy Stangarone, expert on U.S. Congressional Affairs and Trade for the Korea Economic Institute.
- Victor Gao, Director of the China National Association of International Studies.
- Yonho Kim, of the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.