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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

II. The nuclear test in North Korea

Chapter:
8. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2010
Author(s):
Vitaly Fedchenko

On 29 April 2009 North Korea’s official news agency, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), issued a statement warning that the country was prepared to conduct a nuclear test explosion as a response to the imposition of sanctions by the United Nations Security Council.2 On 25 May 2009 the Chinese and United States governments were reportedly given less than one hour’s notice that North Korea would conduct a nuclear test.3 The explosion itself took place at 00:54 UTC.4 At 02:24 UTC the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission (CTBTO) issued the first report to CTBTO member states on the time, location and magnitude of the event.5 A few hours later the KCNA announced that North Korea had conducted ‘one more successful underground nuclear test’ that was ‘on a new higher level in terms of its explosive power and technology’.6

Citation (MLA):
Fedchenko, Vitaly. "8. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-82.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Fedchenko, V. (2016). 8. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-82.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Fedchenko, Vitaly. "8. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-82.xml
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