China and Russia agree to “appropriately deal” with North Korea
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Sunday to "appropriately deal with" the latest nuclear test by North Korea. "The two leaders agreed to stick to the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and keep close communication and coordination to deal with the new situation," Xinhua said in a brief dispatch. The two were meeting on the sidelines of a summit of the BRICS group of nations in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen.
South Korea said on Sunday North Korea's defiant sixth nuclear test should be met with the "strongest possible" response, including new U.N. Security Council sanctions to "completely isolate" the country.