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North Korea threatens with new nuclear test in response to UN resolution
North Korea threatened a new nuclear test in response to a UN resolution on human rights violations in the country, the BBC reported.
The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday adopted a resolution urging the Security Council to sue the International Criminal Court against North Korea on possible crimes against humanity.
Pyongyang said the resolution was based on "fabricated evidence" of North Korean defectors and "libel against Pyongyang."
The message about the threat of a nuclear test coincided with the new information from satellites that the active nuclear facility of the DPRK has seen activity, said the BBC.
According to the newspaper, the Korean leadership believes that the UN resolution is a "political provocation" by the US and other aggressive countries, which makes them think about a new nuclear test and about strengthening other measures to protect against the US.
North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 year, and in 2006, in 2009 and 2013 years conducted underground nuclear tests, which caused protests of the international community. In response to the actions of Pyongyang, the UN Security Council adopted a number of resolutions demanding that the DPRK cease its activities in the nuclear sphere. The resolutions 1718 and 1874, in addition to sanctions, require North Korea not to conduct nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches, return to negotiations on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.