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UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on N Korea

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Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday in New York after North Korea claimed it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test, diplomats said, according to AFP. The closed-door morning talks between the 15 member nations were called by the United Nations and Japan. “While we cannot confirm at this time that a test was carried out, we condemn any violation of UNSC Resolutions and again call on North Korea to abide by its international obligations and commitments,” US mission spokeswoman Hagar Chemali said. She did not confirm the timing of the meeting, but the council usually begins official work at 10:00 am (1400 GMT). If the test was indeed a hydrogen bomb, it would be more powerful than anything the North has ever tested, marking a significant increase in capabilities.

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