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Twitter updates: underground nuclear weapon test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

In addition to our UN Twitter account (@UN), where can you get Twitter updates on the underground nuclear weapon test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Tuesday, 12 February 2013?

CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth puts this test in context.  Find out more on what the CTBTO monitoring system detected so far regarding the announced test.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE (NYC Time): Security Council and UN officials condemn DPR Korea’s nuclear test

Here are some accounts to follow:

The Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] is gravely concerned about the negative impact of this deeply destabilizing act on regional stability as well as the global efforts for nuclear non-proliferation. He once again urges the DPRK to reverse course and work towards de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Full statement from spokesperson

Our monitoring system picked up an unusual seismic event earlier today  in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK also claimed today that it has conducted yet another nuclear test, the third within the last six years.

Full statement from CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Toth 

See also: video message & press conference.

The IAEA remains ready to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the DPRK nuclear issue by resuming its nuclear verification activities in the country as soon as the political agreement is reached among countries concerned.”

Statement from IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

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