North Korea conducts underground nuclear test

North Korea conducts underground nuclear test

North Korea announced plans last month to carry out its third nuclear test, and it followed through on the threat today. Following initial reports of a 5.1-magnitude artificial tremor in the northeast of the country, the South Korean government confirmed that North Korea had tested a nuclear device and condemned the incident as an “unacceptable threat to regional peace and stability.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a statement condemning the nuclear test as a “clear and grave violation” of UN resolutions. President Obama echoed the outcry in his own statement, calling the test a “highly provocative act” that “undermines regional stability.” “A miniaturized nuclear device with greater explosive force.” F… Continue reading…

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