From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15191118/

Full text of North Korea announcement

Updated: 8:35 a.m. ET Oct 9, 2006

North Korea said Monday it had conducted its first nuclear weapons
test. The text of the announcement by the country’s official Korean
Central News Agency follows. The formal name for North Korea is the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK and KPA refers to the
Korean People’s Army:

“The field of scientific research in the DPRK successfully conducted
an underground nuclear test under secure conditions on October 9, 2006,
at a stirring time when all the people of the country are making a
great leap forward in the building of a great, prosperous, powerful
socialist nation.

“It has been confirmed that there was no such danger as radioactive
emission in the course of the nuclear test as it was carried out under
scientific consideration and careful calculation.

“The nuclear test was conducted with indigenous wisdom and technology
100 percent. It marks a historic event as it greatly encouraged and
pleased the KPA and people that have wished to have powerful
self-reliant defense capability.

“It will contribute to defending the peace and stability on the
Korean Peninsula and in the area around it.”