Wednesday, April 29, 2009
North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test
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North Korea has threatened to carry out a second nuclear test unless the United National Security Council apologizes for criticism of its rocket launch earlier this month.
The threat raises the stakes in Pyongyang’s strategy of brinkmanship with the international community, coming days after the isolated Stalinist state announced that it had restarted extracting plutonium from spent fuel rods at its nuclear plant.
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said that the country would be compelled to take additional "self-defensive measures" unless the Security Council apologised immediately. “The measures will include nuclear tests and test-firings of intercontinental ballistic missiles," it said.