The international community has condemned North Korea after it carried out an underground nuclear test with a payload comparable to the American bombs that hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.Time to flex that spine of steel now, isn't it?
U.S. President Barack Obama said the move was 'a threat to international peace and security'.
He added: 'These actions, while not a surprise given its statements and actions to date, are a matter of grave concern to all nations.'
North Korea carried out the 'successful' underground nuclear test early this morning, triggering an artificial earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7.
The blast appears to be up to 20 times more powerful than the country's first nuclear test carried out just three years ago.
Then, the blast was measured at just one kiloton - but today's blast was estimated by the Russian defence ministry to be up to 20 kilotons.
The bomb that America dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 carried a payload of 15 kilotons while the one that hit Nagasaki was 22 kilotons, according to nuclearweaponarchive.org.
One kiloton is equal to the force produced by 1,000 tons of TNT.
It's really shame he's becoming distracted by these pesky little world issues. I'm sure he'd prefer to get back to the important stuff, like attacking radio talk show hosts.