North Korea Threatens ‘New Form’ of Nuclear Test

3/30/14
 
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from TIME Magazine,
3/30/14:

Rodong medium-range ballistic missiles in a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang,

The Communist nation warned Sunday it would test an unspecified new kind of nuclear weapon despite global censure. Its new threat follows test-firings of two Rodong mid-range ballistic missiles, which landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan on Wednesday.

The North’s Foreign Ministry didn’t specify what it meant by a “new form” of nuclear testing. However, Western allies have long believed the isolated state is trying to make small nuclear weapons that can be carried by intercontinental ballistic missiles, the New York Times reports.

Pyongyang’s new threat follows test-firings of two Rodong mid-range ballistic missiles, which landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan on Wednesday.

North Korea prompted tightened sanctions and global condemnation when it carried out its third nuclear test a year ago.

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