‘We are not looking for the annihilation of North Korea – we have many options,’ says Mattis in wake of hydrogen bomb test from Pyongyang

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Here’s a summary of where things stand:

WATCH: Defense Secretary Mattis's full statement on North Korea. pic.twitter.com/p9xA8Q0M0C

The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, the Associated Press reports:

The U.S., Japan, France, Britain and South Korea requested Monday’s meeting after North Korea detonated what it called a hydrogen bomb.

It will be the Security Council’s second urgent session in under a week on the North’s weapons tests, which have continued in the face of a series of sanctions.

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