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Another North Korea nuclear test 'dangerous': federal govt

Foreign Minister Bob Carr
Foreign Minister Bob Carr

THE Federal Government has condemned North Korea after it conducted another nuclear test.

North Korea's official news agency claimed on Tuesday the country had conducted a successful nuclear test, with seismic data from the area supporting the claim.

"A third North Korean nuclear test is consistent with North Korea's dangerous nuclear ambitions," Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Bob Carr said in a joint statement.

"The Australian Government condemns, in the strongest possible terms, nuclear testing by North Korea."

The pair said the test was a clear violation of a number of United Nations Security Council Resolutions which demand North Korea not conduct any further nuclear tests.

"North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and missiles and its proliferation of sensitive technologies threaten international peace and security," the statement read.

"Australia will continue to work closely with our friends and allies for peace and stability in North Asia."

Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop said described the nuclear test as a "disturbing escalation of the regime's provocative and threatening behaviour".

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