North Korea says it will stage nuke test

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edited October 2006 in A Moving Train
I say it's time to invade...

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/north_korea

North Korea says it will stage nuke test

By BO-MI LIM, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 26 minutes ago

North Korea said Tuesday it will conduct a nuclear test in the face of what it claimed was "the U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war," ratcheting up tensions amid international pressure to return to negotiations on its atomic program.

The United States warned a North Korean nuclear test "would pose an unacceptable threat to peace and stability." South Korea raised its security level, and Japan promised a severe response if the threat was carried out.

The statement from Pyongyang gave no precise date for a test, but the prospect that North Korea could soon take a major step forward in its nuclear weapons development triggered alarm and condemnation in foreign capitals, including Russia and the European Union. North Korea has a recent history of making provocative statements while refraining from an all-out confrontation with its chief enemy, the United States.

"The U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war and sanctions and pressure compel the DPRK to conduct a nuclear test, an essential process for bolstering nuclear deterrent, as a self-defense measure in response," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, using its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The Bush administration, which has denied it has any intention of attacking the communist nation, denounced the threat on Tuesday.

A nuclear test "would pose an unacceptable threat to peace and stability in Asia and the world," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, who was traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Middle East.

"A provocative action of this nature would only further isolate the North Korean regime and deny the people of the North the benefits they so rightly deserve," McCormack said.

South Korea "has begun discussions with related countries," the country's presidential office said in a statement. Yoon Tae-young, a presidential spokesman, said the increased security level would mean "intensifying, among other things, the monitoring system to detect signs of North Korea's nuclear testing."

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said he was urging Security Council members to consult with their capitals on the next steps.

"I think it's important that if we embark on something here that we do it seriously and not simply issue statements for the sake of issuing statements," he told reporters before the council met for closed discussions.

Pyongyang has said it has nuclear weapons, but has not conducted any known test to prove its claim. South Korea's spy agency has said the North could test a nuclear bomb at any time.

"A nuclear test would be unforgivable for Japan and for the international community," said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

His comments were echoed by the Japanese foreign minister, Taro Aso.

"Our response will be severe. This is more serious than the North's missile tests," Aso said.

Under a worst-case scenario, a North Korean nuclear test could prompt Japan to seek its own nuclear deterrent, raising tensions with China and South Korea, both of which suffered under Japanese colonial rule in the early 20th century.

China, North Korea's neighbor, ally and chief benefactor, had no immediate comment.

Russia's Foreign Ministry voiced strong concern Tuesday, saying North Korea's plans to conduct a nuclear test would "further exacerbate the military-political situation on the Korean Peninsula and around it." Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed doubt about the report.

"This is not the first time we have heard reports that North Korea announced there will soon be a test of a missile or a nuclear device or something," Lavrov said at a news conference. "In the vast majority of cases, these reports have not been substantiated."

In Finland, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said such a test "is always bad news."

Multilateral talks on North Korea's nuclear program have been stalled for almost a year, with Pyongyang boycotting the six-nation talks in protest over U.S. financial restrictions imposed for its alleged illegal activity, including money laundering and counterfeiting.

Efforts to bring the North back to negotiations have taken on added urgency after the communist nation test-fired seven missiles in July, including one believed to be capable of reaching the United States.

Reports have also suggested the North might conduct a nuclear test, citing suspicious activity at a possible underground test site. Many experts believe the North has enough radioactive material to build at least a half-dozen or more nuclear weapons.

McCormack, the State Department spokesman, said the United States and its partners in the six-nation talks "seek the denuclearization of North Korea through peaceful diplomatic means."

The North said Tuesday its ultimate goal is "to settle hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and to remove the very source of all nuclear threats from the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity," accusing the U.S. of posing a nuclear threat in the region.

The North, however, said it will "never use nuclear weapons first and strictly prohibit any threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear transfer."

Charles Kartman, who was the lead negotiator with North Korea under the Clinton administration, said last week that North Korea had few other options than saber-rattling.

"If they feel they are not getting interaction with us, they tend to do things to get our attention. And the tools that they have are all bad ones," he said. "The missiles, the nuclear program, the military."
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  • jlew24asujlew24asu Posts: 10,118
    inmytree wrote:
    I say it's time to invade...

    http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/north_korea

    North Korea says it will stage nuke test

    I think this needs to be south koreas call. they go in, we back em. if they are dumb enough to test one, they have to know they will be bombed back to the stone age.
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  • Why aren't North Korea allowed nuclear weapons, exactly? America has shit loads of them and I don't hear anyone saying bomb the fuck out of America...
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  • jlew24asujlew24asu Posts: 10,118
    Why aren't North Korea allowed nuclear weapons, exactly? America has shit loads of them and I don't hear anyone saying bomb the fuck out of America...


    dude seriously? you think a crazy guy like kim jong il should have a nuke? this was a joke right. just lie and tell me it was a joke
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  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    inmytree wrote:
    I say it's time to invade...

    http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/north_korea

    North Korea says it will stage nuke test

    By BO-MI LIM, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    North Korea said Tuesday it will conduct a nuclear test in the face of what it claimed was "the U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war," ratcheting up tensions amid international pressure to return to negotiations on its atomic program.

    The United States warned a North Korean nuclear test "would pose an unacceptable threat to peace and stability." South Korea raised its security level, and Japan promised a severe response if the threat was carried out.

    The statement from Pyongyang gave no precise date for a test, but the prospect that North Korea could soon take a major step forward in its nuclear weapons development triggered alarm and condemnation in foreign capitals, including Russia and the European Union. North Korea has a recent history of making provocative statements while refraining from an all-out confrontation with its chief enemy, the United States.

    "The U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war and sanctions and pressure compel the DPRK to conduct a nuclear test, an essential process for bolstering nuclear deterrent, as a self-defense measure in response," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, using its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

    The Bush administration, which has denied it has any intention of attacking the communist nation, denounced the threat on Tuesday.

    A nuclear test "would pose an unacceptable threat to peace and stability in Asia and the world," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, who was traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Middle East.

    "A provocative action of this nature would only further isolate the North Korean regime and deny the people of the North the benefits they so rightly deserve," McCormack said.

    South Korea "has begun discussions with related countries," the country's presidential office said in a statement. Yoon Tae-young, a presidential spokesman, said the increased security level would mean "intensifying, among other things, the monitoring system to detect signs of North Korea's nuclear testing."

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said he was urging Security Council members to consult with their capitals on the next steps.

    "I think it's important that if we embark on something here that we do it seriously and not simply issue statements for the sake of issuing statements," he told reporters before the council met for closed discussions.

    Pyongyang has said it has nuclear weapons, but has not conducted any known test to prove its claim. South Korea's spy agency has said the North could test a nuclear bomb at any time.

    "A nuclear test would be unforgivable for Japan and for the international community," said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    His comments were echoed by the Japanese foreign minister, Taro Aso.

    "Our response will be severe. This is more serious than the North's missile tests," Aso said.

    Under a worst-case scenario, a North Korean nuclear test could prompt Japan to seek its own nuclear deterrent, raising tensions with China and South Korea, both of which suffered under Japanese colonial rule in the early 20th century.

    China, North Korea's neighbor, ally and chief benefactor, had no immediate comment.

    Russia's Foreign Ministry voiced strong concern Tuesday, saying North Korea's plans to conduct a nuclear test would "further exacerbate the military-political situation on the Korean Peninsula and around it." Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed doubt about the report.

    "This is not the first time we have heard reports that North Korea announced there will soon be a test of a missile or a nuclear device or something," Lavrov said at a news conference. "In the vast majority of cases, these reports have not been substantiated."

    In Finland, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said such a test "is always bad news."

    Multilateral talks on North Korea's nuclear program have been stalled for almost a year, with Pyongyang boycotting the six-nation talks in protest over U.S. financial restrictions imposed for its alleged illegal activity, including money laundering and counterfeiting.

    Efforts to bring the North back to negotiations have taken on added urgency after the communist nation test-fired seven missiles in July, including one believed to be capable of reaching the United States.

    Reports have also suggested the North might conduct a nuclear test, citing suspicious activity at a possible underground test site. Many experts believe the North has enough radioactive material to build at least a half-dozen or more nuclear weapons.

    McCormack, the State Department spokesman, said the United States and its partners in the six-nation talks "seek the denuclearization of North Korea through peaceful diplomatic means."

    The North said Tuesday its ultimate goal is "to settle hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and to remove the very source of all nuclear threats from the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity," accusing the U.S. of posing a nuclear threat in the region.

    The North, however, said it will "never use nuclear weapons first and strictly prohibit any threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear transfer."

    Charles Kartman, who was the lead negotiator with North Korea under the Clinton administration, said last week that North Korea had few other options than saber-rattling.

    "If they feel they are not getting interaction with us, they tend to do things to get our attention. And the tools that they have are all bad ones," he said. "The missiles, the nuclear program, the military."



    invade what exactly?
  • jlew24asu wrote:
    dude seriously? you think a crazy guy like kim jong il should have a nuke? this was a joke right. just lie and tell me it was a joke

    Yes and no. No one should have nukes. I'm questioning why we should have nukes and other countries, shouldn't.
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  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
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  • jlew24asujlew24asu Posts: 10,118
    Yes and no. No one should have nukes. I'm questioning why we should have nukes and other countries, shouldn't.


    you want to rid the world of nukes, have at it. north korea would have no problem lobbing one up and few miles away into soeul.
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  • jlew24asu wrote:
    you want to rid the world of nukes, have at it. north korea would have no problem lobbing one up and few miles away into soeul.

    I'm sure America wouldn't think twice about lobbing one up either so I can't see your point mate!
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  • jlew24asujlew24asu Posts: 10,118
    I'm sure America wouldn't think twice about lobbing one up either so I can't see your point mate!


    then why havent we dropped one on mecca? or pakistan? or kabul? or baghdad?

    think before you say something so foolish
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  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    The People in power in both the U.S. and North Korea have a huge thing in common. They both act on feelings and not the people of their country.

    Key principle of a dictator.
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    jlew24asu wrote:
    then why havent we dropped one on mecca? or pakistan? or kabul? or baghdad?

    think before you say something so foolish


    our war is not with the North Koreans
  • come on guys nuke...i mean hug it out :)
  • macgyver06 wrote:
    our war is not with the North Koreans

    Yeah, but it would be quite like the Bush administration to go start a new war before 'finishing' the one they're in at the moment wouldn't it?
    "I am a doughnut." (live - Berlin, Germany - 11/03/96)

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    --Ed

  • TRANSLATION: Kim Jong Il is feeling left out guys, pay him the attention he desperately seeks.

    I wonder if this one will peter out like the last test missle they hyped up.
    hate was just a legend
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    I am no fan of KIm JOng.. byany means, but it is the media who is giving him attention.. they haven't said they are going to test a nuke...its speculation that they will.
  • jlew24asu wrote:
    then why havent we dropped one on mecca? or pakistan? or kabul? or baghdad?

    think before you say something so foolish

    Absolutely, Its that type of elementary sixth grade logic that would allow rouge nations to have the ability to threaten their neighboring countries.
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  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    like when ESPN does a report saying they are tired of the attention Barry Bonds is getting cause of steroids... WHen in fact...that report is more ATTENTION...just like this post :)

    BONDS BONDS BONDS
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    oh and North Korea doesn't need a nuke to kill alot of people. they have a huge army.
  • truroutetruroute Posts: 251
    Why aren't North Korea allowed nuclear weapons, exactly? America has shit loads of them and I don't hear anyone saying bomb the fuck out of America...


    That is the most retarded come-back line regaurding nations wanting nuclear weapons. Find another 1 liner becaue this is beat to hell and makes no sense.
  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    TRANSLATION: Kim Jong Il is feeling left out guys, pay him the attention he desperately seeks.

    I wonder if this one will peter out like the last test missle they hyped up.

    maybe they should strap the nuke to one of those long range missiles that exploded 4 feet from the launchpad...then they would cease to piss people off.
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  • truroute wrote:
    That is the most retarded come-back line regaurding nations wanting nuclear weapons. Find another 1 liner becaue this is beat to hell and makes no sense.

    I agree, someone has been skipping history class
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  • truroutetruroute Posts: 251
    In all honesty, China would not benefit much from allowing NK to test a nuke. Fallouts a bitch.
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    truroute wrote:
    In all honesty, China would not benefit much from allowing NK to test a nuke. Fallouts a bitch.

    or the good natured citizens of North Korea.
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    Fallouts a bitch :) So true!

    im still yet to decide if that is an understatemnent...it seems so perfect :)
  • I agree, someone has been skipping history class



    Yes lets go back to history class, the US is the only country in the world to have ever used a nuke.
  • macgyver06macgyver06 Posts: 2,505
    Russia used Duke Nukem' as a fear tactic to vote.
  • truroutetruroute Posts: 251
    Yes lets go back to history class, the US is the only country in the world to have ever used a nuke.


    Check #2 on the "most retarded comeback lines regaurding other countries wanting nukes"

    But I'll play w/ your burnt out 1 liner. US nukes probally, most definatly ensured they were not used again by other nations here after.

    MAD and fallouts a bitch.

    Comon, #3 retarded statement is on the way.
  • truroute wrote:
    Check #2 on the "most retarded comeback lines regaurding other countries wanting nukes"

    But I'll play w/ your burnt out 1 liner. US nukes probally, most definatly ensured they were not used again by other nations here after.

    MAD and fallouts a bitch.

    Comon, #3 retarded statement is on the way.



    give me a minute ok, ill try and dumb it down for you. hehe
  • inmytreeinmytree Posts: 4,741
    macgyver06 wrote:
    invade what exactly?

    freedom-haters....

    I don't know about you, but I'm a skeered...
  • inmytreeinmytree Posts: 4,741
    truroute wrote:
    That is the most retarded come-back line regaurding nations wanting nuclear weapons. Find another 1 liner becaue this is beat to hell and makes no sense.

    um...what's your point with this statement...
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