Obama warns of new sanctions after N. Korea nuclear test


Washington (AFP)

US President Barack Obama vowed Friday to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for North Korea's latest nuclear test, condemning it as "a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability."

The US leader consulted by telephone with South Korean President Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following news of the reclusive country's fifth and most powerful test.

"We agreed to work with the UN Security Council, our other Six-Party partners, and the international community to vigorously implement existing measures imposed in previous resolutions, and to take additional significant steps, including new sanctions," Obama said in a statement.