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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, October 09, 2006


Defiant North Korea conducts nuclear test
North Korea said it conducted an underground nuclear test on Monday, defying a warning from the U.N. Security Council and opening its crippled economy to the risk of fresh sanctions.

Japan deploys 4 jets to check radioactivity level of nuke test: "Japan's Defense Agency on Monday deployed three Air Self-Defense Force T-4 trainer jets to check levels of radioactivity over the Sea of Japan and other areas following North Korea's announcement about its nuclear test."

S. Korea fears N. Korea may conduct another nuclear test

Unusual signs detected at a North Korean town.

China denounces "brazen" North Korea nuclear test
BEIJING - China said on Monday it firmly opposed North Korea's nuclear test, denouncing it as "brazen" in unusually strong language, and demanded Pyongyang stop any action that could worsen the situation.

Japan calls it 'deplorable'

"We didn't think North Korea would do it, and we didn't want it to do it," Terumi Tanaka, chief of the confederation known as Hidankyo, said. "The nuclear non-proliferation treaty that permitted nuclear weapons' possession by five countries including the United States is an unfair framework, but we still cannot permit another country to possess nuclear arms."

NKorea nuclear test would be "provocative": WHouse
WASHINGTON - A North Korean nuclear test would constitute a "provocative act" and Washington expects the U.N. Security Council to take immediate action, the White House said early


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