North Korea Says it Has Conducted a Nuclear Test

ABC News' Akiko Fujita reports on the successful test of a miniaturized nuclear device.
1:12 | 02/12/13

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You're watching America this morning America's number 1 the early morning news. And you begin with breaking news out of North Korea defiantly dragging this morning that -- just conducted. This third nuclear -- the underground test is the first for a new leader Kim -- -- President Obama issued a statement overnight calling the move -- highly provocative act. And that threatens US security and international peace in the test appeared to be more powerful than the previous tests ABC's -- -- explains the significance. That would mean that North Korea if they get closer to -- stated goal. Creating a nuclear warhead that it should all end up being mounted on top -- long range Mitchell. That is capable of each of the US. This -- -- comes just two months after Pyongyang conducted a successful long range missile tests and direct defiance of UN Security Council resolution. The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting in -- a few hours to address the issue. Even China North Korea's longtime ally has expressed firm opposition to the nuclear test.

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