N. Korea Reports Nuclear Test
Posted on Oct 8, 2006
North Korea claimed it successfully tested a nuclear weapon last night, fulfilling a promise made last week. Pyongyang had planned the underground test in response to what it called “U.S. hostility.”
Text of North Korea’s announcement
Reports from North and South Korea say the communist authorities in North Korea have carried out their first ever test of a nuclear weapon.
The North Korean state news agency said the underground test was a success.
In South Korea, President Roh Moo-hyun convened a meeting of his top security officials following the reports.
North Korea said last week that it planned to test a nuclear weapon, in defiance of international warnings, because of what it called US hostility.