Overview: DPRK 2009 announced test

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) claimed on 25 May 2009 that it has conducted a nuclear test. CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth has deplored the DPRK’s action as “a serious violation of the norm established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and as such deserves universal condemnation”. Thirty-nine seismic stations have registered a signal measuring 4.52 on the Richter scale at 00:54 GMT.


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29 May 2009
Press conference video .wmv (stream)
Press conference  audio .mp3

26 May 2009
Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth on the Russian TV channel RT

25 May 2009
Press conference  video .wmv (stream)
Press conference  audio .mp3

Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth on France24
(part 2)

Background information

Atmospheric Transport Modelling for Xenon 133 plume

The 2006 DPRK nuclear test

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