Take that, Kim Jong-un! How do you like the taste of our steel.
Er, well, steely-worded language, anyway.
This is war Obama-style.
Meeting urgently Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, the U.N. Security Council agreed that it will now “take further significant measures” against North Korea, in line with a 2013 commitment to do so in the event of another test.
That 2013 undertaking was contained in a Security Council resolution passed after North Korea’s third nuclear test, on February 12 of that year.
North Korea announced Wednesday local time that it had carried out a fourth test, claiming to have successfully detonated a miniaturized hydrogen device for the first time – a claim some experts are questioning.
If the Norks aren’t deterred by this, the U.N. will bring out the heavy artillery. Read: A “presidential statement,” which is stronger than a “press statement,” which is what the Security Council sent out yesterday. Where as a press statement is a mere “declaration to the media made by the president of the Security Council on behalf of all 15 members [and] issued as a United Nations press release,” a presidential statement is “a statement made by the president of the Security Council on behalf of the Council, adopted at a formal meeting of the Council and issued as an official document of the Council.”
The statement yesterday consisted of 138 words, each one delivering the equivalent of 4 megatons of red-hot displeasure.
If that doesn’t get results, the next step is ostracism. Oooh!
Betcha Kim is shaking in his shoes.