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North Korea Blow Away Dreams
North Korea have now unsuccessfully carried out an underground test of a nuclear bomb. The test itself was successful; the idea of performing such a test must be seen as anything but.
Mickey, Ronnie, Maggie: all that work was for naught. There are other stupid people in the world - mostly old wrinkled impotent North Koreans - who just don't understand.
The following has been already said about the event.
North Korea has ignored the widespread opposition of the international community and conducted a nuclear test brazenly on October 9. The Chinese government is firmly opposed to this. The Chinese side strongly demands the North Korean side abide by its pledges on de-nuclearisation and to stop any action that would worsen the situation.
This nuclear test will be viewed by the UK and the rest of the international community as a highly provocative act to which we will respond robustly. It can only raise tensions in an already tense region, and have repercussions internationally.
Our government will sternly deal with this in accordance with the principle that it will not tolerate North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons. North Korea's behaviour is a grave threat to peace and stability, not only in the Korean peninsula but also in Northeast Asia. Our military, based on the South Korea-US alliance, is fully ready for any provocation by North Korea.
Australia will advocate a UN Security Council regime against [North Korea] which includes targeted financial and travel sanctions, other trade restrictions and/or aviation restrictions.
This is a serious development with consequences for the efforts to hinder global proliferation. The UN security council will surely begin to discuss sanctions already tomorrow.
North Korea are clearly stupid on a level seldom seen and therefore win the King Leopold VERY FUCKING STUPID Award.