Bush Says North Korean Nuke Test “serves only to raise tensions”

By Catrin Jones

Oct 9, 2006 11:15am

ABC’s Catrin Jones reports: In his first remarks since North Korea’s Sunday night announcement that it had detonated its first nuclear test, President Bush said the North Korean claim "serves only to raise tensions."

The President said he has spoken with the leaders of China, South Korea, Russia and Japan, and that they were all in agreement that North Korea’s actions "are unacceptable and deserve an immediate response."

President Bush indicated that the United States is still working to confirm North Korea’s claim. But he said that "such a claim itself constitutes a threat to international peace and security."

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