China 'firmly opposes' North Korea's biggest nuclear test ever

09 September 2016, 11:43 AM
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in Seoul (File photo, Getty Images)
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in Seoul (File photo, Getty Images)

China on Friday expressed ‘firm opposition’ to the nuclear test conducted by North Korea, believed to be its most powerful atomic explosion ever.

State-run Xinhua news agency briefly quoted a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement ‘firmly opposing’ the test.

Earlier, North Korea’s state-run television said the country has conducted a nuclear warhead explosion test.

This is the country’s fifth atomic explosion and believed to be its most powerful ever.

Monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude ‘artificial earthquake’ near its main nuclear site this morning.

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First Published: Friday, September 09, 2016 11:34 AM
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