Seoul, - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday called for a different and stronger reaction to North Korea after the latter carried out its fifth nuclear test, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

During a meeting of top security and foreign policy officials, Park said that Pyongyang's evolving nuclear threats are "urgent and existential" for Seoul, adding that the international community's response must be "diametrically different" from what it has been.

"This (Pyongyang's nuclear test) clearly reaffirmed the North Korean regime's recklessness and its obsession with nuclear arms," she said during the meeting.

The meeting was attended by the ministers of defense, foreign affairs and unification, and senior presidential secretaries in charge of security and foreign policy.

Source: Qatar News Agency