The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the “strongest possible measures” against North Korea after its latest nuclear test.
“The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it is too late,” Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the council in New York.
She also warned countries which did business with the North that they were aiding its nuclear ambitions.
Reports suggest the North is preparing new test missile launches.
Ms Haley said the US would circulate a new draft UN Security Council resolution, to be voted on next Monday.
North Korea tested a nuclear bomb underground on Sunday. Estimates of its power range from 50 kilotons to 120 kilotons. A 50kt device would be about three times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.
South Korea carried out live-fire exercises on Monday, simulating an attack on the North’s nuclear …