U.S. Rep Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, supports “maximum sanctions” to prevent North Korea from using nuclear weapons.

“I would support maximum sanctions and deterrents deemed necessary to denuclearize North Korea and to ensure the safety of the United States and our allies,” Reed said in a statement issued Sunday night.

North Korea detonated its sixth nuclear bomb on Sunday, prompting the United Nations Security Council to schedule an open emergency session for Monday.

“We can only hope that the decisive actions of a unified international community will deter Kim Jong Un from this absurd path of self-destruction,” said Reed.