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PacNet #49 – North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: Now What?

October 3, 2006

North Korea announced on Tuesday that it “will, in the future, conduct a nuclear weapons test,” promising that it will be done under conditions where “safety is firmly guaranteed.” While Pyongyang did not say when this test would occur, it made it clear that it felt compelled to take such action because of “the U.S. extreme threat of a nuclear war and sanctions and pressure.”