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Pentagon: North Korea nuclear test a 'serious provocation'

BODOE, Norway--A nuclear test by North Korea on Friday, if confirmed, would be a serious provocation and a significant threat to stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on Friday.

A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's fifth nuclear test, in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's fifth nuclear test, in Seoul, South Korea, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

BODOE, Norway-A nuclear test by North Korea on Friday, if confirmed, would be a serious provocation and a significant threat to stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on Friday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, on a visit to Norway, will remain in close contact with South Korea and other allies in the region, spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.
If confirmed as a nuclear test, "it would be yet another flagrant violation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and a serious provocation that poses a significant threat to the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the stability of the Asia-Pacific region," Cook said.

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