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Japan says tremors in North Korea were nuclear test
September 3, 2017 / 6:11 AM / 3 months ago

Japan says tremors in North Korea were nuclear test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has concluded that the tremors detected in North Korea were a nuclear explosion, marking the sixth atomic test by Pyongyang since 2006.

“After examining the data we concluded that it was a nuclear tests,” Foreign Minister Taro Kono said at a briefing broadcast by public broadcaster NHK following a meeting of Japan’s National Security Council.

Japan’s Ministry of Defence said it had dispatched at least three military jets from bases in Japan to test for radiation.

Reporting by Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo; Editing by Nick Macfie

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