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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:45 PM

S. Korean Defense Ministry Confirms DPRK Nuclear Ttest

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed that the DPRK has conducted a nuclear test, a local TV reported on Tuesday.

The confirmation came after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a potential sign that the country conducted its third nuclear test.

According to Yonhap, the earthquake was detected at 11:57 local time (0257 GMT) in the DPRK's Kilju County, North Hamkyung Province, where a nuclear test site is located.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:56 PM

1. Yiks...

So much for hoping for a kinder gentler Kim.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:13 AM

2. Yonhap would have been a much better sources as Xinha is a Chinese paper

and is going to carry a heavy bias.


NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) - South Korea requested the UN Security Council hold an emergency meeting at 11:00 pm (Seoul time) as North Korea is believed to have conducted a nuclear test, a Seoul diplomat said Tuesday. The UN Security Council meeting will be held at 9:00 am (New York time) on Tuesday, according to the diplomat South Korea is trying to verify whether North Korea has conducted a nuclear test after detecting an "artificial earthquake" near the North's nuclear test site earlier in the day A senior official at Seoul's foreign ministry said the government saw a "high possibility" that North Korea may have conducted an atomic test (END)


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