U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's nuclear test
February 12th, 2013
11:09 AM ET

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's nuclear test

[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET] The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's nuclear test and will start work on "appropriate measures" in a council resolution, South Korea's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

[Updated at 7:07 a.m. ET] China has summoned the North Korean ambassador to China over its "dissatisfaction" with the country's third nuclear test, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

[Updated at 6:49 a.m. ET] North Korea's Foreign Ministry releases more on today's nuclear test: "This nuclear test is our first measure which displayed our maximum restraint. If the U.S. continues with their hostility and complicates the situation, it would be inevitable to continuously conduct a stronger second or third measure," the ministry says in a statement via state-run media.

[Updated at 6:39 a.m. ET] North Korea's latest nuclear test was a defensive measure against the United States for their "hostile activity against North Korea", the North Korean foreign ministry says in a statement.

[Posted at 6:35 a.m. ET] North Korea says it has conducted a new, more powerful underground nuclear test using more sophisticated technology, jolting the already fragile security situation in Northeast Asia and drawing condemnation from around the globe.

It is the first nuclear test carried out under the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un, who appears to be sticking closely to his father's policy of building up the isolated state's military deterrent to keep its foes at bay, shrugging off the resulting international condemnation and sanctions.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©


    This just in. It has been reported that the leadership of North Korea are hanging their heads in shame, according to a source familiar with the situation who reported this on condition of anonymity, due to the sensitive nature of this crisis.
    We will bring you updates as they become available.
    We now return you to your regular scheduled blogging.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah), LOL, LOL, LOL

      February 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hey dazzle
      How are you doing my friend ? We are getting drowned down here today. Asked how we're getting home, al we can say is "back-stroke"/

      February 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Hello to you bobcat, things are good here. Please be careful my friend with the torrents of rain.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Thanks @JI-F
    I have serious doubts any nation would be driven by death wish and attack us with whatever hardware they have. All know what our response would be.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Be safe my friend.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    And then @JI-F
    Its not about being nice. Statecraft is about foresight, statesmanship, geo-political positioning and long term interests.
    Hardly the hall marks of the rogue regime in Tel Aviv.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    The United Nations may condemn North Korea's actions, but the panzies at the U.N. will do nothing as even our wuss for a president is tucking his tail between his legs and running like a coward from islsmic terrorists. That is the textbook definition of EMBOLDENING THE ENEMY.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Do you know how to tie your own shoes yet?

      February 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hello saywhat

    Why must we be advised every time a country like NK sneezes ? The common person, I'm sure, is tired of hearing about this. It's nothing new. Are we expected to quake in our boots everytime a country half way around the world does something that's not in line with everyone else ? Have they done anything physical that would warrant a feeling of immediate dread amongst our population ?
    Their need to keep their names in the headlines is pathetic. It has garnered no sympathy for them, if that is what they're seeking. Until they do something directly, thet need to just be ignored.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    Like father like son! Total power mongers who care not about their country or its people.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    YEP, more sanctions!? Maybe, just maybe, more could be done IF China put their "foot on the neck" of NK? Comment I heard yesterday. IF China cut off their oil supply to NK they would really be in "dire straights"! Such a simple task that could stop much of this garbage? IF China would?

    February 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
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