North Korea on Shaky Ground After Nuclear Test
Early Friday, North Korea tested a “higher level” nuclear warhead to confirm features for future ballistic missiles. This was the largest in a series of recent illegal tests, yet many were shocked when the test set off a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. But that’s not all: analysts say it would “rip the heart out of a city” if detonated, a message Kim Jong Un wanted to send well beyond its borders. This “deeply troubling” latest test has the international community up in arms, pushing the United Nations for tougher sanctions for a region that has already been on edge.
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