China, North Korea's main ally, said it "firmly opposes" the test
Japan called it a "major threat" to its national security
The US said it would "respond appropriately to any and all North Korean provocations"
Russia warned the action could amount to "a severe violation of international law", calling for the resumption of talks
The EU urged North Korea "cease this illegal and dangerous behaviour''
Nato said North Korea should abandon nuclear weapons
The UN Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday.
-To me, the first point is the most interesting and important: N.K. is nothing more than a renegade band of delusional wackos without Chinese support.
Well, I'm curious to see if they can actually run the test without shooting themselves in the foot ...or worse. Edit:
apparently they claim to have already run the test (my bad), but it remains to be confirmed.
"Observers agree a nuclear explosion of some kind took place and it seems to have been a bit bigger than the last test in 2013, but not nearly big enough to be a full thermonuclear explosion - an "H-bomb" - as Pyongyang claims."
and this icon, just becuz:
Have a nice day