- Title: File footage shows North Korea's nuclear development after new test
- Date: 3rd September 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2005) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PEOPLE WALKING INTO CONFERENCE ROOM FOR SIX-PARTY TALKS NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ENVOY, KIM KAE GWAN, TAKING SEAT CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS KIM SEATED CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS Talks began in August 2003 in Beijing among the two Koreas, the United States, Japan, Russia and China amid concern that the North was increasing its stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium. At the conclusion of four rounds of the talks in September 2005, the six parties agreed on a framework deal under which the North was to give up its nuclear program in return for massive economic and energy aid, and end its diplomatic isolation.
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- Keywords: North Korea nuclear development timeline nuclear timeline history of North Korea nuclear nuclear test
- Location: YONGBYON, PYONGYANG, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS, NORTH KOREA / BEIJING, CHINA
- City: YONGBYON, PYONGYANG, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS, NORTH KOREA / BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: North Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0026X25IRR
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Tensions on the Korean peninsula were heightened ever further on Sunday (September 3) after North Korea said it had conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
The reclusive state regularly threatens to destroy the United States and South Korea. In July, they said they had conducted their first test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and mastered the technology needed to deploy a nuclear warhead using the missile.
The U.S.' Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon spy agency, said it had assessed the North to be able to field a nuclear-capable ICBM by next year, earlier than previously thought, media reports have said.
North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored international calls to halt its weapons programs.
The country is still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce but not a treaty.
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