Hopefully ESPN covers this story today. Otherwise how would he find out?
North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test.
The United Nations Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting later on the reported test.
If confirmed, the test would mark another big step toward Pyongyang’s goal of building a warhead that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called for a swift, accurate analysis of the North’s claim.
“It’s not only grave provocation of our national security, but also an act that threatens our lives and future. It’s also a direct challenge to world peace and stability,” she said.
Ned Price, the spokesman for the National Security Council, said: “While we cannot confirm these claims at this time, we condemn any violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and again call on North Korea to abide by its international obligations and commitments.
“We have consistently made clear that we will not accept it as a nuclear state. We will continue to protect and defend our allies in the region, including the Republic of Korea, and will respond appropriately to any and all North Korean provocations.”
You know what this calls for, right? Sternly-worded letters and more sanctions. Or maybe a president with some stones.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) late Tuesday blasted North Korea’s reported testing of a hydrogen bomb, arguing that the isolated nation was playing off President Obama’s weakness.
“I have been warning throughout this campaign that North Korea is run by a lunatic who has been expanding his nuclear arsenal while President Obama has stood idly by,” the GOP presidential candidate said in a statement.
The Florida senator, who has made national security and foreign policy a hallmark of his campaign, cast the test, if confirmed, as “just the latest example of the failed Obama-Clinton foreign policy.”
“Our enemies around the world are taking advantage of Obama’s weakness,” Rubio said.
“We need new leadership that will stand up to people like Kim Jong-un and ensure our country has the capabilities necessary to keep America safe,” he added.
Pyongyang said earlier in the day that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, as officials in South Korea and in the international community monitored seismic activity near a North Korean nuclear site.
The ink on Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is barely dry, and North Korea's already out doing nuclear bomb tests. https://t.co/SJGJYp3JNI
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 6, 2016
They’re laughing at us while our so-called leader weeps over his failures.