The fifth nuclear test was conducted by Kim Jong-un and the North Korean government this week. Hours after a powerful explosion picked up on radars, the isolated dictatorship of a nation reported the statement of detonation. They further announced that they are now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets.
Pyongyang, the capital, has made the claim that there were no negative environmental impacts from the testing, and that no leakage of nuclear material had occurred from the test. The resulting powerful explosion measured 5.3 in magnitude, and was reported at the site of North Korea’s bomb tests by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
South Korea is reportedly set to hold consultations and meetings with the US and Japan regarding North Korea’s newest nuclear activity. “Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, now traveling in Laos with President Park Geun-hye, is seeking to have consultations with close allies,” a senior South Korean official reported in a released statement.
North Korea announces it successfully carried out 5th nuclear test pic.twitter.com/YUTZViaFgo
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 9, 2016
North Korea says capable of mounting nuclear weapon on ballistic missile, in statement confirming fifth test. pic.twitter.com/dvZuIz9A1L
— James Pearson (@pearswick) September 9, 2016
Pretty obvious that North Korea did a nuclear test. The seismic signal matches an underground nuclear detonation. pic.twitter.com/HZlBfNvFdv
— Eric S. (@AggieHist03) September 9, 2016
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