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North Korea has drawn widespread condemnation after conducting a nuclear test in defiance of international bans – a development signalled by an earthquake detected in the country and later confirmed by the regime.

The test, which took place in the north-east of the country just before noon local time, could bring North Korea a step closer to developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile and possibly bringing the west coast of the US within striking distance.

The authorities in Pyongyang said scientists had set off a "miniaturised" nuclear device with a greater explosive force than those used in two previous nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009.

"It was confirmed that the nuclear test that was carried out at a high level in a safe and perfect manner using a miniaturised and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously did not pose any negative impact on the surrounding ecological environment," KCNA, the North's official news agency, announced.

The agency said the test had been in response to "outrageous" US hostility that "violently" undermined the regime's right to peacefully launch satellites – a reference to the condemnation and tighter sanctions that greeted Pyongyang's successful rocket launch almost two months ago.

Tuesday's test was quickly condemned by the UN general secretary, Ban Ki-moon, who said it was "deplorable" that Pyongyang had defied international calls to abandon it, adding that it was a "clear and grave violation of the relevant UN security council resolutions".

Barack Obama said the test was a highly provocative act that violated security council resolutions and posed a threat to US and international security. The US president called for "further swift and credible action by the international community" against North Korea.

China, once North Korea's closest ally, said it strongly opposed the test and warned North Korea to avoid any actions that could worsen the situation on the Korean peninsula.

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, heedless of widespread international opposition, has again carried out a nuclear test, to which the Chinese government expresses its firm opposition," the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

"It is China's firm stance to realise non-nuclearisation for the Korean peninsula and prevent nuclear proliferation and maintain peace and stability in northeast Asia," the statement said.

Russia's foreign ministry said the Kremlin "decisively condemned" the test.

William Hague, the UK foreign secretary, joined the international chorus of condemnation and warned that North Korea faced further isolation if it did not stop developing its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities.

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እዚ መርበብ ሓበሬታ’ዚ ዝተመስረተሉ መሰረታዊ ዕላማ፡ ኣብ መንጎ ዝተፈላለየ ኣተሓሳስባታት ዘለዎም ውልቀሰባትን ጕጅለታት፡ ናጻን ሃናጽን ምልውዋጥ ናይ ርይቶታት ንምክያድ ተባሂሉ ኢዩ። ስለዘዝዀነ ከኣ፡ ኣብ ኣምራት ዝተመርኰሱ ሓሳባት ሓንጐፋይ ኢሉ ከስተናግዶም ድልዊ ኢዩ። ሕማቕ ፍርዲ እንተዘይኰይኑ ሕማቕ ሓሳባት የለን። እዚ ኰይኑ ግን፡ ንሕማቕ ዕላማ ዝተበገሱ፡ ንጭብጥታት ዝጥምዝዙ፡ ንውልቀሰባት ጸለሎ ዝቐብኡ፡ ጐዛዘይቲ፡ ካብ ጽልኢ ዝተበገሱን ሓቀኛ ኣድራሻን መንነትን ዘይብሎምን ጽሑፋት ናይ ምንጻግ መሰል ከምዘሎና ክንሕብር ንፈቱ። ኵሎም ኣቕረብቲ ጽሑፋት፡ ነንሓድሕዶም ዝከባበሩ፡ ናይ ሓሳባት ፍልልያት ዝጾሩ፡ መፍትሒታት ንምርካብ ዝጽዕሩ፡ መተካእታ ሓሳባት ዘቕርቡን ንሓድነት ዝሕግዝ ቃና ዘለዎምን ክዀኑ ድማ ነተባብዕ።


إن ا، هو توفير بيئة صحية وحرة للتبادل الحر والبنـــــَّــــاء للرأي بين أصحاب الرأي من مختلف المشارب والمذاهب، أفراداً كانوا أو جماعات. لذلك فالموقع علي استعداد لنشر أية أفكار أو آراء موضوعية عدتها وعتادها الحجة والمنط لهدف الأساس الذي أنشأنا من أجله هذا الموقع الالكتروني علي الشبكة العنكبوتية الدوليةق، وصحيح أنه كما يقولون: ليس هناك أفكار خاطئة ولكن أحكام خاطئة، إلا أن ذلك لا يمنعنا من حقنا في رفض الكتابات التي يتأفــَّــــف حتى أصحابها من نسبها اليهم أو وضع بصماتهم وتوقيعاتهم وعناوينهم الحقيقية عليها ولا يتشرفون بتبنيها أو ادعاء المسئولية عنها، فضلاً عما تعج به تلك الأفكار من سموم مدسوسة وظاهرة وآراء ملـــــــوِّثة للبيئة الفكرية والإنسانية في ارتريا حاضراً ومستقبلاً، وطمس وتزييف للحقائق واغتيال واغتياب معنوي لمن يتصدون للعمل النضالي العام في جسارة وإنكار ذات. إننا ننطلق في مبادئ النشر عندنا من كل ما يشجع علي تبادل الود والاحترام بين الكتاب أنفسهم ونشر التسامح بينهم رغم تباين آرائهم، والعمل سوياً علي البحث والتنقيب عن حلول المشكلات وتقديم البدائل الأفضل، والسعي الي تقريب المسافات وتذويب الفجوات بين مختلف قطاعات شعبنا والتــــَّـــرنـــُّـــم معاً علي أنغام سيمفونية الوحدة والتقارب، لا الألحان النشاز المفسدة لأذواقنا جميعاً.

 
 

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