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The South Korean Defence Ministry, which raised its military alert level after the quake, said it was trying to determine whether it was a test. Nuclear blasts can create tremors but they are distinct from those caused by natural earthquakes. A UN nuclear test monitoring organization detected what it called an "unusual seismic event" in North Korea. Kim Min-seok, a South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman, also told reporters that North Korea informed China and the United States of its plans to conduct a nuclear test. It was not clear when Pyongyang told Beijing and Washington. The U.S. Geological Survey as well as earthquake monitoring stations in South Korea detected an earthquake just north of a site where North Korea conducted its second nuclear test in 2009, according to the government-funded Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Want to impress me Kim, detonate one above ground so we can see the size of your... test'ies.
Recalling that Kim Jong Il developed the Korean People's Army into the invincible revolutionary armed forces and turned the DPRK into a nuclear weapons state which no enemy dares provoke, the paper stressed that these feats would last forever.
The Korean people are celebrating Feb. 16 as the Day of the Shining Star, the paper said, and went on:
Pyongyang, February 11 (KCNA) -- Figures of Democratic Congo and Indonesia released statements on Feb. 3 and 4 denouncing the UN Security Council's "resolution" against the DPRK over its legitimate satellite launch. Jimmy Kikoni, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Democratic Congo, said: The U.S. and its allies cooked up the illegal UN Security Council "resolution" against the Korean people. This clearly shows the ulterior intention of the imperialists to monopolize space science and technology and the right to satellite launch. We fully support the DPRK's launch of satellite for peaceful purposes and will stand firm by the Korean people for defending the sovereignty of the country. No country has the right to encroach upon the sovereignty of other countries and nations. Long live the dear respected supreme leader Comrade Kim Jong Un!
Pyongyang, February 11 (KCNA) -- Preparations are brisk worldwide to celebrate the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il most significantly and grandly.
Preparatory committees have been formed in more than 50 countries and regions, including Russia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Iran, Pakistan, Guinea, Democratic Congo, South Africa, Uganda, France, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador, since the formation of the British preparatory committee for marking the Day of the Shining Star on Jan. 12.
Preparatory committees of the Korean Friendship Association and the International Alliance of Societies for the Study of the Juche Idea and Songun Policy in East European and Central Asian Regions were also inaugurated.
At the inaugural ceremonies officials of political parties, governments and organizations of relevant countries highly praised the undying feats Kim Jong Il performed for the Korean revolution and the human cause of independence and vowed to work hard to grandly celebrate the Day of the Shining Star as the holiday common to humankind.
Originally posted by Ben81
nobody should condemn that nuke test from NK .. at least they didnt nuke anyone
there is only 1 country that did that and TWICE on 2 civilian cities full of innocent people
His concluding speech serves as important guidelines for bolstering up the military muscle of socialist Korea and a landmark of great significance in the general advance of the Songun revolution, it said.
The KPA is standing on the forefront for defending socialism, it noted.
The U.S. imperialist warmongers and the south Korean puppet forces will not be able to escape a shameful defeat in face of the powerful KPA and Songun Korea led by Marshal Kim Jong Un, it added.