The International community must react swiftly and unequivocally to North Korea’s nuclear test. The country’s possession of nuclear weapons and its willingness to demonstrate them is not only a threat to US national security but also to global stability.

We have to find out which countries helped North Korea develop this weapon and which have received assistance from North Korea to boost their own nuclear programs. Steps must be taken to end such activities.

The nuclear test should serve as a wake-up call to all about the potential consequences of allowing rogue nations to manipulate negotiations to buy time to achieve their desired objectives.