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North Korea honours nuclear developers in song

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 01:10

Feb. 21 - South Koreans protest North Korea's recent nuclear test as the reclusive state praises its nuclear scientists with a concert. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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After launching its third successful nuclear test, North Korea honours nuclear developers in a musical tribute. The song, "At a burst", was shown by state KRT broadcaster as the country's scientists, technicians and officials visited Pyongyang Wednesday at the invitation of leader Kim Jong-un. On February 12, the state said it had successfully tested a miniaturised nuclear device, but U.S. and allied intelligence have yet to find particle traces to confirm the nature of the explosive. State TV on Thursday showed Kim Jong-un visiting a military unit as tensions escalate with South Korea. Protesters in South Korea stabbed and burned the young dictator's image as they condemned the test. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) ANTI-NORTH KOREA PROTESTER MAENG CHEON-SOO SAYING: "We can't tolerate North Korea's nuclear weapons," says this man, who called for complete denuclearisation of the country. At a UN conference in Geneva earlier this week, North Korea warned it could take additional steps, threatening the South with "final destruction" .

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North Korea honours nuclear developers in song

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 01:10