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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

II. North Korea's nuclear programme

Chapter:
7. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2014
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile

On 12 February 2013 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) announced that it had successfully carried out a third underground nuclear test explosion in a tunnel at the Punggye-ri test site in North Hamgyong province in the north-east of the country. The announcement described the test as having ‘diversified’ North Korea's nuclear deterrent by using a smaller and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than those used in the test explosions conducted in 2006 and 2009.1 North Korea's claim to have tested a miniaturized nuclear device could not be independently verified.2 It was also not possible to determine, based on samples of radioactive gas collected after the test, whether the nuclear device used highly enriched uranium (HEU) as the fissile material or plutonium, which North Korea was believed to have used in the two previous tests.3

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N.. "7. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-8-div1-3.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S. (2016). 7. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-8-div1-3.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N.. "7. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation." In SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-8-div1-3.xml
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