The Kim regime is alas more stable than is commonly accepted - Newsweek writer

North Korea tested an atomic hydrogen bomb which was ten times the strength of its previous bomb.

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is meeting to discuss the matter.

Bill Powell, a Newsweek senior writer, says the UN has expressed outrage at the news and will likely take a decision to further tighten economic sanctions against North Korea. This means actions taken are likely not to deter the north from pursuing its nuclear programmes as no sanctions have been able to do that to date, he says.

I don't believe the UN have the teeth to do anything about North Korea says Powell.

I think the only country with significant pull, in North Korea, economic leverage that is, is China.

Bill Powell, senior writer, Newsweek

I think we're still all waiting to see, to what extent China will use that leverage.

Bill Powell, senior writer, Newsweek

EEIf even if it does shut down, the energy flow into North Korea, it doesn't necessarily mean that Kim Jong-un will give up his weapons programme.

Bill Powell, senior writer, Newsweek

The Kim regime is alas more stable than is commonly accepted throughout the decade.

Bill Powell, senior writer, Newsweek

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