He's going to get us all killed.....
Great, just great, Lieboy. Another fine mess you've gotten us into.
N. Korea tests a nuke.
Conflicting reports about the size of the explosion.
South Korea's geological institute estimated the force of the explosion to be equivalent to 550 tons of TNT, far smaller than the two nuclear bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan in World War II. France's atomic energy commission similarly estimated the blast measured about 500 tons, but did not confirm it was caused by a nuclear device.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said it was far more powerful, equivalent to 5,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT.
The head of South Korea's spy agency said the blast was equal to less than 1,000 tons of TNT, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. National Intelligence Service chief Kim Seung-kyu also told lawmakers signs of suspicious movement were spotted at another suspected test site, Yonhap said.
Lieboy's response: Transcript
The United States condemns this provocative act. Once again North Korea has defied the will of the international community, and the international community will respond.
This was confirmed this morning in conversations I had with leaders of China, and South Korea, Russia, and Japan. We reaffirmed our commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, and all of us agreed that the proclaimed actions taken by North Korea are unacceptable and deserve an immediate response by the United Nations Security Council.
The Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House.
It's haaard work callin' China.
White House Photo