I was recently on a live show on the Polish channel Polsat News, discussing the Chinese position over the North Korean dilemna. The entire show is available there. Advertisements
As it was presumed, North Korea conducted a new nuclear test, its fifth one, at its famous site based at Punggye-ri on the 9th September. This test caused an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude, which is identical to January activity. Meanwhile in Pyongyang, it’s the national day, an important holiday in North Korea.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea is ready to halt nuclear tests if the United States suspends military exercises with South Korea, Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (who has currrently health problems) was quoted as saying in a rare interview Saturday.
The Situation According to the American provider of news CNN, “North Korea says it has carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which if confirmed, will be a first for the reclusive regime and a significant advancement for its military ambitions.