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Originally posted by tribewilder
reply to post by Deus Ex Machina 42
Don't know what post you are reading but this thread is about whether or not North Korea just tested a Nuke. Period.
There is nothing more to it as far as I can see.
I want to know ANY country that tests a nuke..
Originally posted by komp_uk
I have stayed up late to catch any MSM on this but none yet.
I wonder how this will play out.
News of the test hit South Korean financial markets, sending the main KOSPI share index down four percent in late morning trade, while the won dropped more than 1 percent against the dollar.
IT IS SUCCESSFUL, OR PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL
Analysts expect financial markets to take a hit, even if only briefly. That is especially the case in Japan where markets have been more sensitive than others to the North's displays of military prowess.
After the 2006 test most regional markets dropped, with the yen slumping to an eight-month low against the dollar and oil and gold prices moving up. Stock markets mostly fell across the region. The impact was short-lived but resurfaced two days later on speculation -- that proved incorrect -- of a second test.
This time, analysts say regional markets would dip again, including Japanese shares and currency. Most, however, believe it will blow over fairly quickly because although it adds to regional political tension, the test is not seen as having much material impact nor likely to lead to any outright military conflict.
It will, as North Korea is aware, trigger international condemnation, more U.N. sanctions and further upset China -- the only major country the North can claim as a benefactor and ally.
Originally posted by kenton1234
reply to post by nonnez
"What does the world do now?"
Duck and cover!
No seriously is this the test that Biden was talking about during the campaign?
Originally posted by makeitso
S. Korea Yonhap News says N. Korea confirms they conducted a test.
No further details.
(URGENT) N. Korea confirms it conducted 2nd nuclear test: KCNA
[edit on 5/24/09 by makeitso]
SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korea confirmed that it has "successfully" conducted its second nuclear test on Monday, following a warning of retaliation it issued last month after the U.N.'s condemnation of its rocket launch. "According to the demand of our scientists and technicians, our republic has successfully conducted another underground nuclear test on May 25 ... as part of measures to strengthen its nuclear power in self-defense," the official Korean Central News Agency said. North Korea warned on April 29 that it would conduct the second test, following its first in October 2006, in protest at the U.N. Security Council's rebuke for its April 5 rocket launch.