North Korea Nuclear Test a ‘Highly Provocative’ Threat to U.S. Says Obama

Mike O'Brien

The White House was quick to condemn North Korea's third nuclear test on Tuesday, with President Obama calling it a "highly provocative act" that "undermines regional stability." Mr. Obama also described the action, in which the secretive communist country detonated a small nuclear device at a northeastern test site, as "a threat to U.S. national security." The test was in defiance of U.N. Security Council orders to end atomic activity or face more sanctions. U.N. Secretary-General Ban...
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