Shinzo Abe

North Korea's 'higher-level' nuclear test explosion sets the region on edge

North Korea's 'higher-level' nuclear test explosion sets the region on edge

North Korea said it conducted a “higher-level” nuclear warhead explosion Friday, a fifth atomic test that set the region on edge, drew condemnations from across Asia and exacerbated fears that the country is making progress on its goal of developing the technology to wage a nuclear strike on the U.S.

State-run media in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang said the test moved the country closer to developing a “standardized” nuclear warhead capable of easy delivery on ballistic rockets.

The Korean Central News Agency

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