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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

Security Council to Discuss North Korean Nuclear Test

The United Nations announced, Monday evening (New York time), that it will convene a special emergency session of the Security Council to discuss North Korea's latest nuclear-weapons tests. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the country's third atomic test a clear and blatant violation of Security Council decisions.

The government in Pyongyang said that Tuesday's underground test was completed in a safe manner. The defense ministry in South Korea raised its alert status around the country for fear of rocket attacks from the north.