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U.N. council slams N. Korea for nuclear blast, vows action

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 5:44 a.m.

South Korean protesters slit up a North Korean flag during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul, South Korea, following a nuclear test conducted by North Korea Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea said it successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, defying U.N. Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation. The signs read " Out, Kim Jong Un." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A united U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and pledged further action Tuesday, calling Pyongyang’s latest defiant act “a clear threat to international peace and security.” All 15 council members, including North Korea’s closest ally China, approved the press statement hours after the latest underground test. The statement called the atomic blast a “grave violation ” of three U.N. resolutions that ban North Korea from conducting nuclear or missile tests.

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