Russia condemns N. Korea's latest nuclear test

Russia condemns N. Korea's latest nuclear test
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Russia on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest test of a nuclear weapon.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement the recent test "deserves absolute condemnation."

"This yet another example of Pyongyang’s outright disregard of the demands of respective UN Security Council resolutions and international law deserves absolute condemnation," Russia's foreign ministry said in the statement, according to ABC News.

Russia called for dialogue and negotiations to deal with the North Korean threat.

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The comments come after North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

State television said the test was a "perfect success" and a "meaningful" step forward.

South Korea said earlier Pyongyang appeared to have conducted a nuclear test after an artificial earthquake was detected in northern North Korea.

Trump last month ramped up his rhetoric on North Korea, warning of "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the U.S.