Diplomats arrived at
the United Nations for a closed-door, emergency meeting. They're discussing how
to respond to North Korea's announcement that it has tested another nuclear
bomb. It happened at an underground facility last night. The type of device has
not been confirmed.
U.S. officials say there are indications that North Korea is planning to test another bomb, knowing that a punishment from the UN is coming.
In December, North Korea successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile believed to be capable of reaching the United States.
Members of the United Nation Security are hoping China will be willing to take action against its ally for violating the ban on nuclear activity.
South Koreans staged angry protests, calling on international powers to destroy North Korea's nuclear facilities.
Japan's Prime Minister asked U.S. Ambassador John Roos to help with new sanctions against North Korea. The ambassador promised the U.S. will honor its defense commitments to its allies in Asia. North Korea has warned the U.S. not to interfere.
President Obama will speak about North Korea tonight in his State of the Union address.
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