Clinton condemns North Korea nuclear test, backs Obama's call for more sanctions

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at the airport following a campaign Voter Registration Rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, United States, September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test and said she supported U.S. President Barack Obama’s call to increase sanctions on the East Asian country.

“I support President Obama’s call to both strengthen the sanctions passed earlier this year with the United Nations and to impose additional sanctions,” Clinton said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham