|Nations condemn North Korea nuke test|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00|
This link from my friend Andy...
Last month satellite images from the US increased fears North Korea was planning a nuclear test. Yesterday Kim Jong II came clean and announced to the world that the communist state is indeed planning to carry out a nuclear test in the near future. The move drew immediate worldwide condemnation. It is believed North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, but a test could trigger a nuclear arms race in the region. Japan warned North Korea that a nuclear test would be considered an unforgivable action, and South Korea put its armed forces on high alert. Earlier in the year North Korea tested several long range missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, which landed in waters close to Japan.
Quote: "European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana reacted with dismay Tuesday to North Korea's announcement that it will conduct a nuclear test. "That is always bad news," Solana told reporters. He declined to discuss the issue further, saying he had only just heard the reports during a meeting of EU defense ministers in a Finland ski resort.
Source Jerusalem Post