Wednesday, April 29, 2009

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Missile Test

North Korea is threatening to test nuclear missiles, BBC News reports, unless the UN Security Council apologizes for condemning the Asian republic's April 5 rocket launch and calling for stronger sanctions against it. The launch had been perceived by many as a disguised missile test.

North Korea has insisted it would ignore the UN sanctions and has called them "a wanton violation of the UN charter." The republic's first nuclear missile test took place in October 2006. One BBC reporter states that a second missile test by North Korea would indicate that it is no longer participating in the six-party talks, which are international nuclear disarmament negotiations. You can find the outcome of latest six-party talks on this web page.

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