North Korea's nuclear test act of 'self-destruction'
09 September 2016, 11:48
Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as an act of "self-destruction" that will further deepen its isolation in the international community.
The impoverished but nuclear-armed North staged its fifth nuclear test on Friday morning, she said in a statement, describing it as a "grave challenge" to the international community.
"With the nuclear test, Kim Jong-Un's regime will only earn more sanctions and isolation... and such provocation will further accelerate its path to self-destruction," she said, referring to the North's young ruler.
The latest nuclear test - described as the North's most powerful to date by Seoul's military - proves Kim's "manic recklessness" and his obsession with building a nuclear arsenal despite global criticism, she added.