Japan: North Korea tremors were nuclear test

By REUTERS
September 3, 2017 08:27
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TOKYO - 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 Defense said it had dispatched at least three military jets from bases in Japan to test for radiation.

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