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UPDATED: 13:36, October 09, 2006
DPRK says have conducted a nuclear test
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Monday that it has conducted a nuclear test, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

The nuclear test, the first of such performed by the DPRK, came about a week after the country announced it would undertake an unprecedented atomic test under the condition where safety is firmly guaranteed.

KCNA reported that there was no such danger as radioactive emission in the test as it was carried out under a scientific consideration and with careful calculation.

In a statement issued last Tuesday, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said the country "will never use nuclear weapons first."

China resolutely opposes DPRK's nuclear test

The Chinese government is resolutely opposed to the nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday.

According to a report by the official Korean Central News Agency, the DPRK conducted a nuclear test on Monday.

"The DPRK ignored universal opposition of the international community and flagrantly conducted the nuclear test. The Chinese government is resolutely opposed to it," the statement said.

It said China strongly demands the DPRK live up to its commitment to non-nuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, stop any activity that may worsen the situation and return to the six-party talks.

It has been the firm, unshakable and consistent stance of the Chinese government to realize non-nuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and oppose proliferation of nuclear weapons, the statement said.

S.Korea government calls emergency meeting

The South Korean government called an emergency meeting on Monday morning in the wake of an announcement by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it has conducted a nuclear test.

South Korean foreign and defense ministers will attend the meeting, the YTN TV station reported.

Source: Xinhua


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