Nuclear test declaration follows UN sanctions

North Korea's declaration they would undertake a nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches follows the United Nations Security Council's condemnation of the country on Tuesday.

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Launch of the Unha-3 rocket in North Korea in December. Credit: Reuters

The UN expanded sanctions against the regime for launching a rocket in December.

North Korea said the launch was a peaceful satellite mission, but the US and others said it was a test of long-range missile technology.

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North Korea plans nuclear test

North Korea plans to undertake a third nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches. The country's top military body said the tests were aimed at its "enemy" the United States.