>> US President Donald Trump taking to Twitter to condemn yet another nuclear weapons test by North Korea, calling their actions hostile and dangerous to the US. As well as saying that talks with South Korea and China are not working. North Korea announced its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, and it's the most powerful one yet.
Media says leader, Kim Jong-un, ordered the test of a hydrogen bomb, one that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Only hours earlier, the North taunted its neighbors, claiming to show Kim Jong-un inspecting the homemade weapon. The regime boasting it will have great destructive power and can be detonated at high altitudes.
This test caused significant earthquakes and sent shock waves to its neighbors. Japanese and South Korean officials say it was around ten times more powerful than the tremor picked up after the last test a year ago. It sparked strong international reaction, even though there's been no independent confirmation that the detonation was caused by a hydrogen bomb.
Japan and South Korea have vowed to step up their stance against Pyongyang with stronger action and sanctions. China, North Korea's sole major ally, has also strongly condemned the nuclear tests, and has urged the country to respect UN Security Council resolutions. In the past few months Pyongyang has increasingly put its destructive rhetoric into action, sending a missile over northern Japan and launching a long-range missile capable of hitting parts of the US.
Now with this latest test, Pyongyang edges a step closer to arming itself with a nuclear weapon.