- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

North Korea conducts third nuclear test, drawing new sanctions threat

Posted By admin On February 12, 2013 @ 5:06 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

David Chance and Jack Kim
Reuters [1]
Feb 12, 2013

North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, angering the United States and Japan and prompting its only major ally, China, to call for calm.

The North said the test had “greater explosive force” than the 2006 and 2009 tests that were widely seen as small-scale. Its KCNA news agency said it had used a “miniaturized” and lighter nuclear device, indicating that it had again used plutonium which is more suitable for use as a missile warhead.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the third of his line to rule the country, has presided over two long-range rocket launches and a nuclear test during his first a year in power, pursuing policies that have propelled his impoverished and malnourished country closer to becoming a nuclear weapons power.

U.S. President Barack Obama labeled the test a “highly provocative act” that hurt regional stability and he and other states that are members of U.N. Security Council pressed for new sanctions on the isolated country.

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-conducts-third-nuclear-test-drawing-new-sanctions-threat.html

URLs in this post:

[1] Reuters: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/seismic-activity-detected-north-korea-usgs-032529887.html

[2] North Korea plans new nuclear test, threatens to target US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-plans-new-nuclear-test-threatens-to-target-us.html

[3] U.S. warns North Korea of consequences for nuclear test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-warns-north-korea-of-consequences-for-nuclear-test.html

[4] Exclusive: North Korea’s nuclear test ready “soon”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/exclusive-north-koreas-nuclear-test-ready-soon.html

[5] North Korea nuclear test “possible” in new year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-nuclear-test-possible-in-new-year.html

[6] North Korea digging tunnel for spring nuclear test: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-digging-tunnel-for-spring-nuclear-test-report.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.