Friday, October 9, 2009

On October 9

On this day in ...
... 2006, North Korea declared that it had completed its 1st nuclear weapon test. According to the BBC, the government "said the underground test, carried out in defiance of international warnings, was a success and had not resulted in any leak of radiation." Other countries condemned the event: the United States "said the reported test was a 'provocative act', while China denounced it as 'brazen' and "expressed its 'resolute opposition' to the claimed test." which it said "'defied the universal opposition of international society'." As we've posted, the standoff continues between North Korea (flag above) and others in the international community.

(Prior October 9 posts are here and here.)

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