North Korea's nuclear test act of 'self-destruction'

2016-09-09 08:59
 South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during her New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House. (Jung Yeon Je, AFP)

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during her New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House. (Jung Yeon Je, AFP)

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Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as an act of "self-destruction" that will further deepen its isolation in the international community.

The impoverished but nuclear-armed North staged its fifth nuclear test on Friday morning, she said in a statement, describing it as a "grave challenge" to the international community.

"With the nuclear test, Kim Jong-Un's regime will only earn more sanctions and isolation... and such provocation will further accelerate its path to self-destruction," she said, referring to the North's young ruler.

The latest nuclear test - described as the North's most powerful to date by Seoul's military - proves Kim's "manic recklessness" and his obsession with building a nuclear arsenal despite global criticism, she added.

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