Monday September 26, 2022
| Last update: Sunday at 8:36 PM

DPRK carries out third nuclear test

By staff |
February 12, 2013
Read more articles in

According to a Feb. 12 report from the Korean Central News Agency, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted another successful nuclear test.

The report states, “The test was carried out as part of practical measures of counteraction to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of the ferocious hostile act of the U.S. which wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes.”

The U.S. occupies the southern portion of Korea, and is the barrier to Korea’s reunification.

In recent weeks, the U.S. military has dispatched more military forces to the region and conducted provocative military exercises.