President Trump addressed North Korea’s most recent nuclear test on Twitter Sunday, calling the country a “rogue nation,” and an “embarrassment to China.”
“North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States,” the commander-in-chief tweeted around 7:30 a.m.
His tweet came a few hours after North Korea’s state media claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb meant to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The announcement followed the discovery of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake detected near the state’s known nuclear site, indicating that the nation had conducted a sixth nuclear test.
In his morning tweets, the president also addressed China and South Korea’s role in aiding to tamper down North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
“North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success,” he tweeted.
The president also again suggested that force may be the only thing that can stop the “rogue nation.”
“South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” Trump tweeted.