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Iraq ratifies nuclear test ban treaty

Iraq ratified Friday the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an accord that however cannot enter into force until the United States, China and six other states follow suit. "Iraq's commitment to relinquish the most devastating kind of weapons by banning nuclear explosions ... inches us closer towards the realisation of a zone free of nuclear weapons in the Middle East," said Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

In CTBTO session, North Korea issue to be addressed

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) -- This week, top diplomats from around the world will gather in a U.N. session to demonstrate their commitment to a treaty that outlaws nuclear testing. North Korea, the only nation that has carried out nuclear tests in the past decade, will apparently step again into the spotlight, when the diplomats endeavor to put the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force. The foreign ministers' meeting will take place in New York on Friday, where the 68th regular session of the U.N. General Assembly is under way.

China to share nuclear blast data with global monitoring body

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- China has agreed to share nuclear blast data from its 10 monitoring stations with a global monitoring organization, according to a media report on Monday, in a move expected to put more pressure on North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The decision was made at a meeting in Vienna between Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and Zhang Yulin, a deputy minister of China's defense ministry, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported in its Sunday edition.

N.Korea blast 'rougly congruent' with earlier tests: CTBTO ssw/jj

N.Korea blast 'roughly congruent' with earlier tests: CTBTO

North Korea's blast was similar to previous nuclear tests, the Vienna-based monitoring agency CTBTO said early Tuesday, slamming it as a potential threat to international security. If confirmed as a nuclear test, it would represent "a clear threat to international peace and security...," the agency added in a statement. "The event shows explosion-like characteristics and its location is roughly congruent with the 2006 and 2009 DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear tests," the agency said.

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North Korea's blast was similar to earlier nuclear tests, the Vienna-based monitoring agency CTBTO said Monday. "If confirmed as a nuclear test, this act would constitute a clear threat to international peace and security...," the agency added in a statement. ssw/jj

N.Korea blast 'roughly congruent' with earlier tests: CTBTO

North Korea's blast was similar to previous nuclear tests, the Vienna-based monitoring agency CTBTO said early Tuesday, slamming it as a potential threat to international security. "The event shows explosion-like characteristics and its location is roughly congruent with the 2006 and 2009 DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear tests," agency chief Tibor Toth said in a statement. "For now, further data and analysis are necessary to establish what kind of event this is," he added.

Monitoring agency "confident" it will detect North Korea atomic test

* North Korea carried out nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 * Says it is ready for more after U.N. censure move * Agency has more than 270 monitoring stations worldwide VIENNA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The international agency that monitors nuclear tests said on Wednesday it would have no trouble detecting the seismological activity around any nuclear test by North Korea "within minutes" but it could take at least several days to confirm whether it was an atomic explosion.
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