>> A fiery response from South Korea on Monday after North Korea's massive nuclear bomb test over the weekend. Drills with jet fighters and ballistic missiles taking aim at Pyongyang's nuclear test site. Military exercises with US forces are also in the works. Washington has warned North Korea against any military threats to the US or its allies.
But Donald Trump also has stern words for Seoul tweeting South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work. South Korea's new president Moon Jae-in has pushed for talks as a way to resolve the growing nuclear crisis. Meanwhile, North Korea's other neighbors have agreed to quote appropriately deal with the test.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting on the sidelines of a BRICS Emerging Economies Summit to coordinate their response. North Korea claims it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday, triggering a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. An explosion ten times more powerful than its last test, raising the stakes in its nuclear standoff with the US.
The UN Security Council is set to meet later on Monday to discuss a fresh round of stricter economic sanctions.