TITLE

Why Pyongyang May Test Its Bomb

AUTHOR(S)
Hirsh, Michael; Hosenball, Mark; Liu, Melinda
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Newsweek;10/16/2006, Vol. 148 Issue 16, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on North Korea's statement that they have imminent plans to test a nuclear bomb. U.S. officials believe the only nation that can persuade North Korea to stand down is China. A senior Chinese foreign policy analyst speculated that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's regime believes it needs to test a bomb in order to demonstrate its nuclear capability and discourage any potential American attacks.
ACCESSION #
22634012

 

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