US and South Korean security chiefs hold emergency talks as hydrogen bomb test puts Pyongyang closer to developing warhead
• Full report: Nuclear test confirmed in major escalation by Kim Jong-un
• What we know so far
• Analysis: Trump must now start talks with North Korea
Anna Fifield, the Tokyo bureau chief for Washington Post, has tweeted the front page of Rodong Sinmun, a North Korean newspaper. The headline, she says, reads: “Respected supreme leader comrade Kim Jong-un directs the nuclear weapons project.”
North Korea's Rodong Sinmun: H-bomb warhead edition. "Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un directs the nuclear weapons project" pic.twitter.com/FioltAifXs
A dark shadow is looming over the world after more than half a century of peace, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has said after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
Xi made no direct reference to Sunday morning’s detonation as he addressed an annual summit of the Brics nations but told his audience that only through dialogue, consultation and negotiation could “the flame of war be put out”.
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