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17 September 2004 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • NOKOR/BLAST/DIPLOMATS VOA 17 Sep 2004 -- South Korean officials are apparently re-evaluating their assessment of a cloud seen over North Korea last week. Initially, officials said they suspected the cloud was caused by an explosion, leading to speculation it might have resulted from a nuclear test. U.S. officials said that was unlikely, adding they accepted North Korean assertions it was a construction-related blast. On Friday, a South Korean Cabinet member said officials may have misinterpreted data regarding the cloud, and there may not have been an explosion there at all. Meanwhile, as Kate Pound Dawson reports from Hong Kong, North Korea allowed a delegation of foreign diplomats to tour a site, where Pyongyang says it conducted a construction-related explosion.
  • NOKOR/BLAST/DIPLOMATS VOA 17 Sep 2004 -- Doubts are emerging about the source of a cloud over North Korea last week that was reported to have resulted from a blast. The South Korean government says there may not have been an explosion at that site. Foreign diplomats have toured an area where North Korea says it conducted a massive construction explosion.
  • Criminal Nature of "U.N. Command" Exposed KCNA 17 Sep 2004 -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army today issued a statement assailing the unreasonable assertion of the United States about the "U.N. forces" and the "U.N. Command" in south Korea.
  • DPRK FM. Spokesman on British Foreign Office Delegation's DPRK Visit KCNA 17 Sep 2004 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA today as regards the DPRK visit of the delegation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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