North Korea

Agency: North Korea Plans Satellite Launch this Month

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An international agency says North Korea has declared plans to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month. This kind of rocket launch would cause international outrage because such tests are seen by the United Nations and other critics as covers for banned long-range missile tests meant to further North Korea’s nuclear…

North Korea says nuclear test shows it could ‘wipe out’ US

ABCNews.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now “wipe out” the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast. North Korea called it a hydrogen bomb and said the test “scientifically proved the power of the smaller H-bomb,” though the…

North Korean Test Not Likely a Hydrogen Bomb, US Officials Say

(ABC News) — Initial test results suggest that an explosion in North Korean was not a hydrogen bomb, as the state government there has claimed, U.S. officials told ABC News. The initial determination of the tests, which were conducted by the United States and includedseismic activity, is that it had a nuclear weapon yield in the single-digit kilotons, a U.S….

Timeline of North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

North Korea Claims It Has Detonated a Hydrogen Bomb (KCNA/Reuters) SEOUL (ABC News) — As North Korea claims it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, here is a list of its previous nuclear tests. N. Korea Claims It Has Successfully Tested Hydrogen Bomb Oct. 9, 2006 North Korea’s first underground nuclear test at Punggye-ri, also known as Punggye-yok, a remote area…