May 25th, 2009
10:32 AM ET

World outraged by North Korea's latest nuke test

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/24/nkorea.nuclear/art.kim.afp.gi.jpg caption="This screen grab from North Korean television on April 9 shows leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang."]


The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting Monday after world leaders reacted with outrage to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

North Korea earlier said it had tested the weapon in an underground explosion, provoking an angry response from the world's governments.

It had threatened to conduct the test if the U.N. Security Council did not apologize for imposing sanctions on North Korea after it tested a rocket April 5.

The secretive communist state also apparently test-fired a short-range missile Monday, the White House said.

The Security Council called on its members to discuss the reported test Monday at 4 p.m. ET.
The United States and many other countries denounced the test. Even China, North Korea's strongest ally, said it opposed the test.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. "Sam"

    Outraged!! Just a little!! I'm more outraged about Obama blamming Bush for North Korea's behavior!! Excuse Me!! If LBJ and his congress had not "just talked " to the Damn North Koreans in 1968 when they captured the USS Pueblo then one year later shot down one of our ECM121's we more than likely would not be here today with all the terrorists and the North Koreans "testing" the US to see how far they can push us!! I was off Wonson harbor then and knowing if we would just send a destroyer in to get our ship they would have done nothing as we had enough firepower to blow their u know whats off the map!!! and probably should have then they had the gall the next year to shoot down one of our planes - again we did nothing but "Talk" well we saw how far that got us. Talking to these people doesn't work!!!!!!!! Obama should do something more than talk as that doesn't work and he should spend more time working on solving our problems rather than spending 55 minutes of a 60 min speach blaming someone else for all the world problems!!!!!!!!!

    May 25, 2009 at 11:26 pm |
  2. Karyn

    I can only think Kim Jung wants problems,and i dont think hes stable in the head,we will all be watching how this will all play out,but this monster needs to be destroyed.

    May 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  3. earle,florida

    Re: Karen,...? President Obama's been in office approx.120 days,and Bush #43 (hiding under a rock in Crawford,vacationing) was responsible for the goings on,period! Ask,Condi,Ashcroft,Cheney,Gates,De'Pearl?,Powell,Rumsfel,ex CIA Chief Boss's lieing under,etc.,etc,.who were looking out for Texas Black Gold interest ,and Haliburtin's billions,upon billions of no bid contracts,and cared less about the rest of the world! But to cricize CNN is beyond the pale,...

    May 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  4. karen

    Wow. Were outraged. What is Obama going to do?

    Russia, Iran, North Korea gaining and Obama is just waiting trying to pretend he's doing something.

    This is why CNN is in last place. They can't tell it how it is.

    Swine Flu = How ordinary people say it.

    H1N1 = How CNN says it.

    May 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  5. Dave Tait

    Why are we making such a big deal about this. Even if Kim Jong Il does have a nuclear weapon he knows that if he uses it his country will be obliterated. We should do as we did with Russia just let them know that if they take a step we will blow them off the world. We have way more missiles than he will ever have.
    Allowing him to play these games, and us reacting, just plays into his hands.

    May 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  6. earle,florida

    This guy is a walking dead man, looking for a legacy that ain't gonna happen,period,...! I give him a month (he went out on a dud) to live, at most. His kids, I hope are more inteligent?

    May 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  7. DrFrann in CA

    Very dangerous...

    May 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  8. georgy gamberucci (milan)

    what is the matter with north Korea? A tiny country like it is, with a known record of death by famine, it spend one fifth of its national revenue on armament, for what? What is the purpose of getting ahead on nuclear power, is there an obsure plan to invade south korea? Or blowing up an A-bomb is all but an noisy put on scheme to blackmail the western countries, provoking their sensibility to obtain commodities and services, if this is the case Kim Jong Il must really have gone mad if he didnt understand that west do not make deals with terrorist.

    May 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  9. Deb

    What do you want them to do, Scott? Make Kim Jong stand in the corner for not being a good little boy? If you read the article, sanctions have been made. It made him angrier. I think ALL countries should stop importing to N. Korea and we should not allow any exports. But then, who knows what the crazy little man will do. I just feel bad for all the N. Korean citizens who are stuck living in that country.

    May 25, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  10. Cheryl Rose

    There are no "secrets" anymore!

    What I am wondering? What does all this "testing" do to North Korea, the country and the human population of that country? The world can be outraged. The worst kept secret and question I have
    Is Kim Jong keeping this secret from the people living in North Korea? Because the world knows and is "outraged". Could someone tell me what these nuclear tests do to North Korea and the people living there??

    May 25, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  11. Tri Huynh

    His name says who he is ill.

    May 25, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  12. Scott Stodden

    Another nucelar test performed by North Korea, what do we do next? I think its wrong for North Korea to perform nucelar tests, they've been told on more than one occasion not to do this. President Obama should bring about strict sanctions against North Korea, what if this was a real nucelar bomb? It would be 9/11 all over again but worse than 9/11, we need to be in direct talks with the North Koreans to encourage them not to perfom these tests and issue strict sanctions against them and thats not only my opinion

    Scott Stodden (Freeport, Il)

    May 25, 2009 at 10:54 am |