Secretary of State John Kerry says the world must show its resolve in the face of North Korea's latest nuclear test or risk emboldening Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Kerry says nations must agree on a "swift, strong, credible response" to the North's third nuclear test and the communist government's "continued flaunting of its obligations."
He says that also would send a message to Iran that the world is taking its nuclear concerns seriously, and that it won't stand for proliferation from any country.
Kerry made the comments to reporters Wednesday after meeting Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.
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