North Korea's ambassador summoned by Asia minister Hugo Swire over reported nuclear test

James Nickerson
Follow James
Swire called on the North Korean regime to act in the best interests of its people (Source: Getty)

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's ambassador in London was summoned by Asia minister Hugo Swire to the foreign office today, following the reported nuclear test.

North Korea's ambassador, Hyon Hak Bong, was summoned after North Korea reportedly tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb.

Read more: North Korea announces fourth nuclear bomb test in 10 years

Following the meeting, Swire said that he had summoned the ambassador to express in the "strongest terms the UK's condemnation of their nuclear test".

"This is a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, and the UK supports the resolve of the UN to implement further significant measures against the regime," Swire added. "It is essential, as ever, that the international community is united in its approach and will work on such measures in a new Security Council resolution."

Read more: Does North Korea pose a serious threat to global peace?

​The nuclear test, North Korea's fourth since 2006, came to light after reports of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake near a nuclear testing site in the east Asian country.

"The first H-bomb test was successfully conducted at 10.00am (1.30am GMT) on Wednesday," North Korea's official KCNA news agency said.

Related articles