The KCNA said it used a “miniaturized and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously” and that the test “did not pose any negative impact on the surrounding ecological environment.”
Many nations initially detected the test as seismic activity centered near the same location where the North conducted tests in 2006 and 2009. The United States Geological Survey said it was only a kilometer underground, an indication consistent with a nuclear blast. And in Vienna, the organization that monitors the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty said that tremor had “clear explosionlike characteristics.”
Preliminary estimates suggested a test far larger than the previous two conducted by the North, though probably less powerful than the first bomb the United States dropped on Japan, in Hiroshima, in 1945.
If confirmed, the test would be the first under the country’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, and an open act of defiance to the Chinese, who urged the young leader not to risk open confrontation by setting off the weapon. In the past few days a Chinese newspaper that is often reflective of the government’s thinking said the North must “pay a heavy price” if it proceeded with the test. But it was unclear how China would act at the United Nations Security Council, which was heading into emergency session as news of the suspected blast played out.<more>
NuclearIt's nuk-u-lar, dummy.
Or at least built them the kind that you couldnt make weapons out of. Like the Russians did for the Iran. Which we demonizedI'm going to need an unbiased link for this claim...
Just months after Mr Rumsfeld took office, President George Bush ended the policy of engagement and negotiation pursued by Mr Clinton, saying he did not trust North Korea, and pulled the plug on diplomacy. Pyongyang warned that it would respond by building nuclear missilesThose fuck****ers keep their promises to everyone but their own people...
What exactly are they trying to say?Or... give us money or else we'll blow up Japan. You think they're still mad at us over the Korean Conflict ? They're absolutely pissed at Japan for WWII. And their tinker-toy missiles might actually be able to reliably hit Tokyo.
If you don't give us money we'll blow up part of our own country for a Fourth time?
So... no more Playstation for you & me...Buy American.