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North Korea Evaluates the Country's First Nuclear Test as "Historic Incident" Updated: 2011-10-09 00:00:00 KST

North Korea claims that its nuclear test carried out in October, 2006 was an "historic event," and a stringent punishment to imperialists, who tried to crush the country to death.
This comment was made Sunday in an interview conducted by the North Korean Central Broadcasting Station inviting associate professor Kim Seong-won and Yu Heung-bae from Kim Chaek University of Technology to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the country's nuclear test.
Kim Cheak University of Technology specializes in training nuclear researchers and technical personnel.
The professors recalled North Korea's first nuclear test, saying that scientists were overwhelmed with national pride as they safely completed the test solely with the country's technology and knowledge.
They went on to say that North Korea has accomplished numerous scientific achievements over the past five years, including so called "Juche" steel that is made of materials obtained within the country.
The communist country showed its will to expand nuclear development a day earlier through the country's central news agency arguing that developing nuclear power for peaceful objectives is part of its national sovereignty and that no one can infringe upon it.
While the news agency mentioned about nuclear energy development and cooperation among Russia, China, and European countries, it said that peaceful nuclear power development will further expand.
It went on to claim that nuclear energy is an important way to solve imminent electric power shortages.
Hwang Ji-hye, Arirang News.
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