South Korea President Park Geun Hye insists on stronger response to North's nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun Hye (left) speaking as Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se listens during an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.
South Korean President Park Geun Hye (left) speaking as Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se listens during an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun Hye on Wednesday (Jan 13) said the world needed a tougher response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, which proved that past sanctions had failed to deter Pyongyang.

"The international community's countermeasures against North Korea's last nuclear test must differ from the past," Park told an annual press conference.