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North Korean nuclear test draws US warning of 'massive military response'

The underground blast was by far North Korea's most powerful ever

David E. Sanger | Choe Sang-Hun | NYT 

North Korea’s detonation of a sixth nuclear bomb on Sunday prompted the Trump administration to warn that even the threat to use such a weapon against the United States and its allies “will be met with a massive military response.’’ The test — and President Trump’s response — immediately raised new questions about the president’s North Korea strategy and opened a new rift with a major American ally, South Korea, which Mr. Trump criticized for its “talk of appeasement” with the North. The underground blast was by far ...

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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 09:37 IST