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North Korea has informed China about the coming explosion

October 9 2006
09:10

This morning, North Korea conducted nuclear weapons tests. Place of testing has already been defined. Many countries have convened an extraordinary meeting of governments.

According to the Ministry of Defence of South Korea and a nuclear explosion was carried out on the ground "Hvaderi" near Kilju Hamgyong province. The explosion was reported at 10.36 local time (about 5.36 in Moscow). It is reported by news agency Yonhap.

American sources reported that China has received a warning of nuclear tests in North Korea for 20 minutes in advance. After receiving this information, China immediately warned the U.S. and South Korea.

Now South Korea has raised the level of combat readiness of its armed forces, and Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook called an emergency meeting of key ministers. Similar meetings are held the government of Japan. It is reported by Reuters.

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