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North Korea ready to conduct nuclear test aimed at US

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  • Jan 24, 2013, 10:32 AM IST
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Pyongyang: North Korea is planning to conduct a nuclear test in a response to tightened UN sanctions. Offering no timeframe for the planned test, North Korea said that the tests are aimed at its arch-rival, United States.

The news was made public by the National Defence Commission of North Korea.

The Commission's statement stated that North Korea should "enter all-out confrontation" to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation.

This will be North Korea's third nuclear test; the earlier two were conducted in the year 2006 and 2009.

The decision came a few days after UN imposed further sanction on North Korea in response to its rocket launch.

Refuting all charges levied by the 15-member strong Security Council, including North Korea’s close ally-China, North termed the resolution as illegal and outlawed.

Last month, a US satellite came across a photograph suggesting North Korea has repaired rain damage at its nuclear test site.

China has appealed for restraint and diplomatic means to avoid a dangerous escalation by the United States.

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