UN Chief condemns North Korea nuclear test

The UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned North Korea's nuclear test as a "clear and grave violation" of Security Council resolutions. He said it was "deplorable" that Pyongyang had defied international appeals to refrain from such acts.

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Nuclear test sanction threat

The United Nations says it "strongly condemns" North Korea's nuclear test. The United States is calling for an increase in sanctions against the communist state.