China "will continue its efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue in the frame of the six-party talks", he also stressed. "We know that responding in this way is simply rising to the bait that North Korea is presenting to us". South Korean officials said they were considering a variety of punitive measures. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he made clear in a phone call with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that China's approach to North Korea has not succeeded .
Jens Floeren, a federal police spokesman, has confirmed the authenticity of the report - but stressed it was the "subjective assessment" of one officer who was at the scene. He continued: "Ahead of New Year's Eve, the police caught wind of information that asylum seekers in the capital region possibly had similar plans to what the men gathered in Cologne's railway station have been reported to have had".
China, the North's main ally and trade partner, also is coming under increasing pressure to intervene more robustly. It stands to reason that Pyongyang's "successful test" qualifies as an "abnormal case", since not only is Seoul prepped to resume its propaganda campaign, but also has it's military in a state of "full readiness".
The response could be even greater this time around, as the broadcasts will pointedly resume on the North Korean leader's birthday. World powers are looking at ways to punish Pyongyang for the test of what it called a new and powerful hydrogen bomb .
That is particularly true in this instance, as eight of the 11 members of the committee that proposed the natural-born eligibility requirement to the Convention served in the First Congress and none objected to a definition of "natural-born citizen" that included persons born overseas to citizen parents".
Cameramen film video footage of North Korea's border county of Kaepoong (background) from a South Korean observation post in Paju near the Demilitarized Zone dividing two Koreas on January 8, 2016. "A hydrogen bomb would be far more powerful, and more fearsome, than the type of nuclear weapon the North has tested three times since 2006..." South Korea retaliated for North Korea's nuclear test with broadcasts of anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rival's border.