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"The DPRK will in the future conduct a nuclear test under the condition where safety is firmly guaranteed"
"The U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war and sanctions and pressure compel the DPRK to conduct a nuclear test, an essential process for bolstering nuclear deterrent, as a corresponding measure for defense," said the statement, carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.
Does it matter? Certain other countries withdraw or ignore treaties as soon as it doesn't benefit them. Of course this will be the same country that will be whining hardest about this test.
Originally posted by DezertSkies
A distraction from Iran/"October Surprise"? Will the UN send NK a nasty letter if they do succeed in testing? Would they be violating treaty? I don't think they signed the NPT, did they?
Originally posted by Nothing
It seems that North Korea is still screaming like a little kid for attention..
Britain said it would view any nuclear test as a highly provocative act.
The statement by North Korea's foreign ministry, carried on the official KCNA news agency, was condemned by neighbouring Japan as "unacceptable" and caused South Korea to increase its security alert.
[couldn't of said it better myself...
North Korea may test a nuke to get attention, but if North Korea does, expect China to pull out all of its economic aid and take a tough line on North Korea.