Friday, September 9, 2016

North Korea Has Conducted Its Fifth Nuclear Test

New York Times: North Korea Tests a Nuclear Device, South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Friday, South Korean officials said, despite threats of more sanctions from the United States and the United Nations. The latest test, according to the officials, produced a more powerful explosive yield than the North’s previous detonations, indicating that the country was making progress in its efforts to build a functional nuclear warhead.

A statement from the South Korean military also said that an artificial tremor, registered as magnitude 5.0, had originated from Punggye-ri in northeastern North Korea, where the North has conducted its four previous underground nuclear tests.

A senior Defense Ministry official later told reporters that his ministry had concluded that the tremor was caused by a nuclear detonation.

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WNU Editor: North Korea has confirmed that this was a nuclear test .... North Korea conducts 'biggest atomic test yet' as Pyongyang hails 'nuclear warhead explosion' (The Telegraph). More here .... N. Korea confirms 5th nuke test, claims nuclear missile capability (RT).

More News On North Korea Conducting A Nuclear Test

North Korea nuclear test: regime confirms 'warhead explosion' – live -- The Guardian
Unusual N. Korea seismic activity likely means 5th nuke test -- AP
North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test: South Korea and Japan -- Reuters
North Korea Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test -- WSJ
North Korea conducts 'fifth and biggest nuclear test' -- BBC
South Korea: North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test -- CNN
Quake detected in North Korea is likely a nuclear test -- UPI
North Korea earthquake: 5.3-magnitude quake detected near nuclear test site -- Sydney Morning Herald
North Korea conducted fifth nuclear test, says South Korea -- Financial Times
5.3 Magnitude Quake Reported Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site -- Sputnik
South Korea condemns 'fanatic recklessness' of North Korea nuclear test -- AP
Region on edge as North Korea conducts major nuclear test -- DW
South Korean President: North Korea Conducted Fifth Nuclear Test -- NPR
What to look for in North Korea's fifth nuclear test -- Bruce Bennett, BBC

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