UN Security Council condemns North Korea nuke test

The UN Security Council condemned on Monday North Korea's nuclear test as a clear violation of its resolutions. The council said in a statement that it would begin work immediately on a new legally binding resolution addressing North Korea's violations. The UN's most powerful body held an emergency meeting at Japan's request after North Korea conducted its second nuclear test earlier Monday. The council demanded that North Korea abide by two previous resolutions, which among other things banned further nuclear tests and called for a return to six-party talks aimed at eliminating its nuclear program.