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S Korea's Blue House Holds Security Meeting To Review Situations After Nuke Test

SEOUL -- South Korea's presidential Blue House on Thursday held a National Security Council (NSC) meeting to review overall situations after North Korea's sixth nuclear test earlier this month, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

The Blue House said in a statement that the NSC meeting was chaired by Chung Eui-yong, top national security advisor to President Moon Jae-in.

Those who attended the meeting included presidential chief of staff, spy agency chief and ministers of foreign affairs, defence and unification.

The statement said the participants exchanged in-depth opinions on overall situations after North Korea's sixth nuclear test and assessed the new UN Security Council resolution on Pyongyang.

On Sept 3, Pyongyang tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb warhead that can be loaded onto a ballistic missile with intercontinental capability.

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a new resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea, which curtails the Asian country's oil imports, bans all of its textile exports and prohibits the further authorisation of work permits abroad for North Korean workers.

-- BERNAMA