UN's Ban condemns North Korea's nuclear announcement
SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations secretary-general is condemning North Korea's announcement of its latest nuclear test, calling it "profoundly destabilizing for regional security."
Ban Ki-moon demands that Pyongyang cease any further nuclear activities and meet its obligations for "for verifiable denuclearization."
Ban spoke to reporters shortly before the U.N. Security Council met in emergency session on North Korea's announcement - the first step toward a likely tightening of international sanctions on the country.
The U.N. chief says the latest test is "deeply troubling" and "once again violates numerous Security Council resolutions despite the united call by the international community to cease such activities."