North Korea hails ‘successful’ nuclear test

Isolated and aggressive North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear explosion after a series of missile tests despite severe United Nations sanctions. (Reuters)

North Korea has conducted a “successful” fifth nuclear test, state-run TV said Friday, in an explosion described by the South as Pyongyang’s largest-ever such blast.

“Our nuclear scientists staged a nuclear explosion test on a newly developed nuclear warhead at the country’s northern nuclear test site,” a TV announcer said.

“Our... party sent a congratulatory message to our nuclear scientists... for conducting the successful nuclear warhead explosion test,” she said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49