South Korea says North Korea's nuclear capability at "considerable level": Yonhap

Members of the New York Police Department's (NYPD) Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band hold a moment of silence to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, US, on Sept 9.
Members of the New York Police Department's (NYPD) Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band hold a moment of silence to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, US, on Sept 9. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se said on Saturday (Sept 10) that North Korea's nuclear capability had grown to a "considerable level" and tougher sanctions and greater pressure were needed, Yonhap news agency reported.

Yun made the comments at a meeting to discuss the response to the North's fifth, and biggest, nuclear test, conducted on Saturday.

The North said it had mastered the ability to mount a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.