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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An analysis of air samples collected shortly after North Korea declared it had conducted an underground nuclear explosion confirms the test took place, according to the office of the U.S. director of national intelligence.
The analysis detected radioactive debris, indicating the explosive yield was less than one kiloton, said a statement from John Negroponte's office. That is relatively small for a nuclear test.
The first air sample collected after Pyongyang's announcement last week contained no radioactive debris, but a second one did, as CNN reported Friday.
Officials wanted to do more analysis before confirming the North Korean test. Sources said a nuclear facility in Russia is near the North Korean border, and analysts wanted to rule it out as the source of the radioactive debris.
Originally posted by Hal9000
Well it looks like its official now, they have confirmed a nuclear detonation but it was less than a kiloton.
Again I say, it was a suitcase nuke. They cannot produce them. They bought it on the black market and they probably bought more than one.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Again I say, it was a suitcase nuke.