North Korea has no plans for n-test: OfficialJune 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test “at present”, the country’s official news agency KCNA reported.
A foreign ministry spokesman said South Korea tried to “rattle the nerves of North Korea in a bid to cause it to conduct a nuclear test, though such a thing is not under plan at present”.
On May 19, a declaration made by the Group of Eight (G8) summit in the US urged Pyongyang to abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a “complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner” after North Korea’s failed launch of an “earth observation” satellite in April, said Xinhua.
Responding to the declaration, Pyongyang said it had no plan to conduct nuclear tests alongside its “peaceful satellite development programme”.
North Korea conducted two nuclear tests in October 2006 and May 2009, and were subsequently slapped with sanctions by the UN Security Council.
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