North Korea conducted its 5th nuclear test

North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its fifth nuclear test, announcing it is now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets. The statement came just hours after a powerful explosion was reported near the country’s secretive nuclear test site.

“The standardization of the nuclear warhead will enable the DPRK [North Korea] to produce at will and as many as it wants a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power,”

Full statement:

Korea Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) – The DPRK Nuclear Weapons The Institute of Public Made a Statement Following The Friday: 

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The Central Committee of The WPK Sent If warm Congratulations and to Nuclear Scientists and Technicians of The Northern Nuclear Test Ground on The Successful Nuclear Warhead explosion Test.
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It was confirmed through The the Results of an Analysis of The Test that The measured the VALUES Including • explosion Might and The Nuclear the Material the Usage coefficient conformed with The calculated the VALUES and that there was No Radioactive Materials leakage during The Test and, therefore , No adverse Impact on The ecological Environment of The Surroundings.
The Standardization of The Nuclear Warhead will Enable The DPRK to produce AT will and the AS a many the AS IT Wants ares variety of: smaller, Lighter and Diversified Nuclear warheads of higher Strike Power with ares Firm HOLD on the technology for producing and using various fissile materials. This has definitely PUT on ares higher Level The DPRK’s Technology of mounting Nuclear warheads on Ballistic Rockets.
The Nuclear Warhead explosion Test is ares Demonstration of The toughest will of The WPK and The Korean the People to The Get themselves The Always Ready to retaliate against The Enemies the IF they make provocation as it is part of practical countermeasures to the racket of threat and sanctions against the DPRK kicked up by the US-led hostile forces who have gone desperate in their moves to find fault with the sovereign state’s exercise of the right to self-defence The while categorically denying The DPRK’s Strategic position the AS ares Full-fledged Nuclear Weapons State.
The DPRK will a Take Further the Measures to bolster The State Nuclear Force in the Quality and the Quantity for safeguarding ITS Dignity and right to existence and the Genuine Peace from The US Increasing the Threat of ares nuclear war.
Earlier, a powerful earthquake measured 5.3 in magnitude was reported at the site of North Korea’s bomb tests by the US Geological Survey (USGS), triggering reports of an apparent nuclear test.

Estimates of the explosive yield of the latest blast have varied. South Korea’s military said it was about 10 kilotonnes, enough to make it the North’s “strongest nuclear test ever”. Other experts say initial indications suggest 20 kilotonnes or more.

The bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima in 1945 had a yield of about 15 kilotonnes.

South Korea, Japan and China condemned the test, saying it was a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution.
President Park Geun-hye called Kim Jong Un’s regime “fanatically reckless.”
“The only thing that Kim Jong Un regime can gain from the nuclear tests is stronger sanctions from the international community and its isolation. Such provocation will eventually hasten its path to self-destruction,” she said in a statement.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country “absolutely cannot condone” any such test and would “protest adamantly” to Pyongyang.

“North Korea’s nuclear development is becoming a graver threat to Japan’s safety and severely undermines the peace and safety of the region and the international community,” he said.

The White House said President Barack Obama had spoken to both Ms Park and Mr Abe after the latest test.

A statement from press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr Obama had “reiterated the unbreakable US commitment to the security of our allies in Asia and around the world”.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — WC-135 Constant Phoenix Aircraft (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

The US Air Force is expected to start flying the WC-135 Constant Phoenix Aircraft in the coming hours to take air samples and see if it can determine a nuclear event occurred. Japan has sent four jets to test for radiation.

Sources used: CNN, BBC, RT, KCNA.KP

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