North Korea says nuclear test successful explosion more powerful than the previous
Korean Central News Agency, May 25 issued a press release said that North Korea the same day again, “successfully conducted an underground nuclear test.” This is October 16, 2006 shooting of Korea, North Hamgyong Jizhou possible location of a nuclear test. Xinhua News Agency/Agence France
25, once a North Korean underground nuclear test. This is the second North Korean implementation of such tests. Korean Central News Agency reported that the trials of “success”, explosive power “greater than the previous one”, the purpose is to enhance the North Korean test of self-defense nuclear deterrent capability.
powerful than the last big
Korea October 9, 2006 for the first time the implementation of underground nuclear tests. After that test, the DPRK announced nuclear test site and not an explosion equivalent. But South Korea’s intelligence agencies believe North Korea nuclear test site for the gun, North Hamgyong Ji Feng, 30 km east of the river in a 360 meter high mountain at the end of the explosion equivalent of about 550 tons TNT. U.S. Director of National Intelligence Office of the 16 month issued a statement, the North Korean nuclear test explosions equivalent of less than 1,000 tons of TNT, is a relatively small nuclear explosion.
25 days after the test, KCNA in English reported that the technical staff to solve some problems earlier, an explosion equivalent to promote and control technology. Trial is expected to greatly encouraged the Korean people to better defend the national sovereignty.
the DPRK did not announce the specific time and place of the trial.
in Seoul, South Korea’s Meteorological 9:54 (GMT 8:54) to monitor the “artificial seismic waves,” from North Korea from the last underground nuclear test site about 10 km to 15 km . South Korea to monitor this “artificial earthquake” of magnitude 4.5 Richter, and the last nuclear test monitoring to the magnitude of 3.6.
Russia, North Korea has also monitored the nuclear tests. Russian news agencies quoted the Defense Ministry spokesman Alexander trabek Tomasevski, reported that the Russian Defense Ministry to monitor the department to monitor underground nuclear explosion in ten thousand tons equivalent to two million tons.
KCNA said the nuclear tests results help to further increase the nuclear power solve the steady development of nuclear technology and science and technology problems.
test-fired a short guide on the same day
25 日 13 时 around 10 minutes, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency in English lines of the Korean people for the anonymous news sources reported, the day North Korea then test-fired short-range nuclear missile tests.
The source said the missile launch from North Korea North Hamgyong Musudan flower bed in the county near the estimated range of about 130 km.
with satellite Musudan-ri launch site. April 5, North Korea, where the successful launch of the rocket will be “light star 2″ experimental communications satellite into orbit. Although North Korea claims that the satellite launch, but some Western countries believe that North Korea is testing missile technology.
21 this month, the Japan Coast Guard said the issue of North Korea to listen to the navigational warning to ships every 10 to 18 is not allowed to enter the gold market policy with a radius of 130 km of the sea. Navigational warnings that no-fly so that the implementation of the above 30 days of this month.
Kinzer city from the satellite Musudan-ri launch site about 45 km. Japanese and South Korean officials said at the time, no-fly may hold military exercises, including missile tests, including a prelude.
sources said, is anti-aircraft missiles test-fired the same day.
North Korea’s missile tests did not confirm the reports. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff official said South Korea is evaluating the test.
unnamed South Korean official said, the same day 17:03 Xu, North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, launchers to pitch for the first time to launch not too far.
South Korean military analysts believe that North Korea launched a missile could be a warning and surveillance to prevent the United States and Japan to gather information on nuclear tests.
announced nuclear test messages less than half an hour, another one in English KCNA dispatch said the South Korean presidential office is responsible for Secretary to the President of a foreign strategy at a seminar recently said, “North Korean missile and nuclear weapons can not defend the system of security”, while South Korea’s unification minister in a forum on policy toward the DPRK on the DPRK “to change the position of six-party talks boycott “,” to stop nuclear testing and launching intercontinental ballistic missiles as a threat. ” Words and deeds for the South Korean officials, North Korea, “Rodong Sinmun” newspaper published a signed 25 comments on this article.
article said, this is only picked up the pace with the United States were to focus on the old tune, they do not know how to maintain peace and security in the Korean peninsula. If not for the purpose of the DPRK to build a strong self-defense deterrent, and that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula would have been more than 10 times. “Imperialist forces” to increase the threat of aggression against the DPRK, the DPRK’s nuclear test and launch intercontinental ballistic missiles are to defend their choices. This will protect the peninsula’s peace and national security.
According to this review, as long as the United States hostile policy and does not stop North Korea’s nuclear threat of North Korea, South Korean armed forces do not stop the war as long as the provocation, North Korea will continue to push for self-defense war deterrent capability . North Korea to make such a choice for the peninsula’s peace and national security, no matter how maligned the other side of this choice, the DPRK will not give up. (Ma Zhen)