Britain blasts 'reckless' new North Korea nuclear test

'No easy military solution' but 'all options are on the table,' says Foreign Secretary Johnson

Britain blasts 'reckless' new North Korea nuclear test

World Bulletin / News Desk

There is “no easy military solution” to prevent nuclear aggression by North Korea, Britain’s foreign secretary said Sunday.

Boris Johnson, added, however, that “all options” are still on the table for retaliation.

“It’s certainly our view that none of the military options are good,” Johnson told Sky News after North Korea announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb which could be loaded on intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“It is of course right to say that all options are on the table, but we really don’t see an easy military solution,” Johnson said.

Stressing the short distance between the North and Seoul, he warned that in a conflict, North Korea “could basically vaporize” large parts of the South, even with conventional weapons.

So a military option is “not really very easy to threaten and to deliver,” he added.

“Much more productive, we think, is to continue with the international diplomatic effort,” he said, stressing the need for a further diplomatic push.

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