The situation in the Korean Peninsula may soon reach the point of no return, as North Korea has conducted yet another nuclear test, its sixth.
The device detonated is understood to be a hydrogen warhead, small enough to be fitted into an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The explosion caused a 6.3-magnitude quake in the country’s north-eastern region.
KCNA, North Korea’s official mouthpiece, has deemed the test ‘a complete success’.
This latest test marks a rapid escalation in the region, making an already tense situation that much more unstable.
International reaction has been swift, with Japan, South Korea -countries within reach of North Korea’s military reach- issuing strong statements calling for the ‘complete isolation’ of North Korea.
The US Administration has not yet issued any response to the event.