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North Korea claims its recent nuclear testing resulted in most powerful yield to date

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According to a CNN report, North Korea is progressing even further with their nuclear weapons testing, going so far as to place a warhead on top of a missile.


The construction of such a weapon may seem inconceivable; nonetheless, reports say North Korea claims it has achieved the task. The news of this recent testing may be even more unsettling especially for neighboring countries such as Japan and China who are exposed to North Korea's constant threats. Just days go, North Korea had test-fired three ballistic missiles that landed in Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone, and last month, a submarine-fired missile landed in that same area. 


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South Korean authorities state that the nuclear experiment marks North Korea's most potent test to date, with a yield equivalent of 10 kilotons of TNT. This is North Korea's second nuclear testing within the year, and Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization's executive secretary Lassina Zerbo says it shows the country is "mastering the technology."

Thankfully, these are just tests and only what North Korea is claiming; analysts assured that there is no definite way to gauge the scope of North Korea's missile technology until they actually put it to use. 

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    zippys420 Friday, September 9, 2016



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    3percenter Friday, September 9, 2016

    100% ChiCom blame for North Korea. Besides coddling their bastard demented child, the ChiComs are likely supplying them with technology and assistance in developing their missile capability. The NK missile tested was pretty much identical to the ChiCom DF21/JL-1 missile. Not a stretch to say the ChiComs are helping their little brat along in developing ballistic missiles which would be in total violation of international sanctions.

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    2fat Friday, September 9, 2016

    Damn. Real news on Allkpop. Nobody got caught dating today?

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    krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    One does WONDER about WHY that PRChina and RUSSIA do *continue* to support N.KOREA; at least politically and in some other ways. I guess that it is all about annoying the USA and S.KOREA somehow. IF I was to guess, JAPAN would be my pick to actually think SERIOUSLY about *doing* something to N.KOREA that is *significant* in a MILITARY ACTION sense. And the risk is there, that someone *worse* than KIM JONG UN could maybe *assassinate* him and assume power. KJU keeps on 'killing off' quite a few of his TOP MILITARY COMMANDERS for various offenses of 'greed' somehow. One WONDERS when the N.KOREAN MILITARY might decided to turn on KIM JONG UN themselves. Rather than be 'loyal' and wait around to get their personal 'phone call of death' from KIM JONG UN.

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    waffieebay12 krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    Good comment. I don't think the military will turn on Kim Jong Un because most people there think he's basically a god. But it makes you think if it could happen...

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    krell waffieebay12 Friday, September 9, 2016

    https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Anwar_Sadat ... <-- I am recalling ANWAR SADAT in EGYPT ... ;-)

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    krell waffieebay12 Friday, September 9, 2016

    KIM JONG UN keeps PURGING people in the UPPER RANKS of his N.K. MILITARY. I *suspect* that more than a couple of them would KILL KJU if they could do it somehow.

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    nanuk krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    I think the difference is that a lot of North Koreans have very limited knowledge of other countries, and life in other countries - or even life under a different type of leadership (democracy, etc.). So why overthrow something that's bad when you don't know if there can be better. Not to say this is definitely the situation in North Korea because obviously I don't know, but I feel like this could factor in.

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    styx krell Friday, September 9, 2016

    Russia and China dont want the USA near them, thats why they tolerate KJU. The NK generals (and about 2 generations) were born and raised in that regime, so its almost natural for them. As long as they have food they are happy. Not to mention the ones who are close to KJU are rich as crassus so they are fine with the shit that goes there. Politics is a disgusting matter. I like to keep far away from it to keep my sanity.

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    styx Friday, September 9, 2016

    PS: and no matter what happens to them, Koreans are loyal AF. They are very similar to Japanese in this.

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    krell styx Saturday, September 10, 2016

    I would say it that POLITICS is a part of nations existing. So, IF you VOTE for your nation's leaders, then you *need* to pay some attention in order to know your preferences. Even IF that involves voting for the LEAST EVIL candidate of your choice! ... ;-)

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    styx krell Saturday, September 10, 2016

    What if the leaders are all crooks? Anyway, I pay "some" attention :)

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    3percenter Friday, September 9, 2016

    Thank the ChiCom assholes who have refused to control their bastard child for decades. The ChiCom regime is the only country in the world the North Koreans are beholden to and rely on. But the ChiComs have done nothing to keep NK from developing nukes and delivery systems. Then the ChiCom scumbags have the nerve to bitch about South Korea adopting a missile defense shield.

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    krell 3percenter Friday, September 9, 2016

    Rather well said!

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    Wang_Sejung Friday, September 9, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    Linkatchu Wang_Sejung Friday, September 9, 2016

    you are pretty missinformed, aye? He's also a dictator, and NK is a pretty militaric country. You know of the Trade-Bans, btw? :o

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    Linkatchu Wang_Sejung Friday, September 9, 2016

    Well, shit is going down, in a torn apart country due war.

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    Linkatchu Wang_Sejung Friday, September 9, 2016

    But once again, they are in a State of War

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    BigBlueagain Wang_Sejung Friday, September 9, 2016

    And yet he's smart enough to get South Korea to give him a shit load of food every time he threatens to "take action". He's a sawed off lil psychopath, but he's no idiot... unlike you.

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    TaenyFan Friday, September 9, 2016

    Ok. I want to know what is the Knetizen opinion about? Knetizen hating to Kim Jon-Un or they only hating idols like IU, BaekHyun or Tiffany?.

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    MoriyaGXP Friday, September 9, 2016

    just raid NK ffs, and end this madness...

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    intricate MoriyaGXP Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Sometimes I wonder which option causes more loss of life: invading NK, or waiting until NK invades the south...

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    chaloner (Banned) Friday, September 9, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    MissBBLover  chaloner (Banned) Friday, September 9, 2016

    Here we go again Obama has nothing to do also n Korea has the right to do make their shit like every other country stop being bloody childish no one want world expected American republican they're rich since they had nothing to loss don't mess with n.korea

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    OhMyGuy  chaloner (Banned) Friday, September 9, 2016

    Pffft. North Korea establishing itself goes way back before Obama and Clinton we're in office. Also it is spelling *Crimea. Inform yourself please.

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    OhMyGuy Friday, September 9, 2016

    *spelled, fail @me this time

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    OhMyGuy Friday, September 9, 2016

    Once again thanks for the edit button Allkpop

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    3percenter  chaloner (Banned) Friday, September 9, 2016

    The blame is entirely with the ChiCom regime. As NK only ally and source of economic aid, they have had leverage on the NK regime for decades but chose to do nothing. Yet when SK deploys a missile defense shield to protect itself from the ChiCom Frankenstein monster, the ChiComs threaten SK. Obama is (and Clinton was) a weakling, but the US never had any power to persuade NK to end its provocations. Only the ChiComs can do that, and they choose to do nothing.

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    krell 3percenter Friday, September 9, 2016

    But also, I am *not* convinced that the S.KOREA Government *wants* any real AGGRESSIVE ACTION (so *significant* USA and S.KOREA Military Activity ; JAPAN too?) directed at N.KOREA either. (Joking) In other words, MAYBE the 'Biggest WIMP in the Room' is the S.KOREAN Government ... ;-) ... NOT clear to me that the USA would *do* anything *significant* in a MILITARY ACTION sense with NO AGREEMENT from S.KOREAN Government. I guess IF a USA Military SHIP or BASE was *directly* attacked, THEN *that* would be different in terms of 'reaction' evaluation. BUT, I just do NOT see KIM JONG UN being THAT FOOLISH to *directly* provoke the USA with a MILITARY ACTION of some kind.

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    BigBlueagain  chaloner (Banned) Friday, September 9, 2016

    I have a splinter in my finger... IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT!!!! You're on of these Faux so-called News fed idiots who would blame the man for putting the pharmacorps out of business if he found a cure for cancer. I'm betting you support the guy who's qualifications for the WH are 5 bankruptcies, a sham of a so-called university and a reality show.

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    3percenter krell Saturday, September 10, 2016

    True... for Koreans blood is thicker than loyal allies.

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    krell 3percenter Saturday, September 10, 2016

    jYes, I would say it that S.KOREA Government wants KIM JONG UN *out* of power in N.KOREA. But they want that via NO DEATHS for common N.KOREAN citizens. Something along the lines of where YELTSIN replaced GORBACHEV; and the SOVIET UNION was dissolved *relatively* peacefully at the time. Which, I just do NOT see some kind of 'GORBACHEV to YELTSIN' transition happening with N.KOREA at this time; IF ever.

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    3percenter krell Saturday, September 10, 2016

    It's not going to happen. The Soviet Union was an authoritarian regime, but Stalin was the last Soviet leader with a cult of personality. The extent the Kim Dynasty Regime is worshiped in NK through generations of brainwashing and the total lack of access to outside information makes North Korea far different than the old USSR. The Kim Dynasty and their cronies have far too much to lose... far more than Gorbachev or other Soviet leaders ever had. North Korea is basically the Kim Dynasty's personal fiefdom, run entirely for their own benefit and the benefit of their vassals in the political inner circle and military. They are not going to give all that up easily or voluntarily.

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