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North Korea claims first ever nuke test

October 09, 2006 09:48 IST

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North Korea claimed on Monday that it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test.

The test was performed and there has been no radioactive leakage from the site, the country's official Korean Central News Agency said.

"The nuclear test is a historic event that brought happiness to the our military and people. It will contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and surrounding region," KCNA said.

Intelligence about the test has been exchanged between many countries.

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has convened a meeting of security advisers over the issue, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Yonhap reported that North Korea's nuclear test was conducted at 0706 IST in Hwaderi near Kilju city, citing defence officials.

North Korea had said last week it would conduct a test. The country has long claimed to have nuclear weapons, but had never before performed a known test.

Meanwhile, South Korea's intelligence agency has detected a 3.58-magnitude seismic tremor, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, following North Korea's announcement of a nuclear test.

However, US intelligence has said that they cannot confirm whether N Korea has conducted a nuclear test.

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Sub: Nuclear test

I feel India's foreign policies are really really faulty.

Posted by Ashok

Sub: N Korea conducts 1st ever N-test

Well what's the big deal ? If a country has nuclear capabilities its just a matter of how and when it can test its will ...

Posted by Arun

Sub: N Korea claims first ever N-test

The test is not much of a surprise. US has bullied N Korea enough and considering what happened in Iraq, the actions of N Korea ...

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where is IAEA, the watchdog agency, whose purpose is to stop the world from getting equipped with nuclear weapons. the US is threating Iran, that ...

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Whats the big deal.Many countries have conducted tests and plans to conduct more and more tests.

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