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North Korea Says It Has Conducted Its Biggest-Ever Nuclear Test

North Koreans watch a news report regarding a nuclear test on a large screen outside the Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Jon Chol Jin/AP)
North Koreans watch a news report regarding a nuclear test on a large screen outside the Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Jon Chol Jin/AP)
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According to state-run television, North Korea has tested a nuclear warhead designed to be mounted on a ballistic missile.

The test is North Korea's second nuclear test this year, and is being condemned by world leaders. It comes despite sanctions imposed by the West that are supposed to hinder North Korea's nuclear program.

Here & Now's Robin Young hears the latest from the BBC's Steve Evans in Seoul.

Guest

Steve Evans, BBC correspondent in Seoul. He tweets @EvanstheAirwave.

This segment aired on September 9, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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