<!– google_ad_section_start –> North Korea said it carried out a nuclear test on Tuesday, its third, despite numerous appeals and warnings to desist. Here are some questions and answers about the country’s nuclear weapons programme, which has grown over the decades despite ever-tighter UN sanctions: Q: Is North Korea a nuclear weapons state? No, or at least not yet. It conducted confirmed nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. Both were believed to be fairly crude plutonium devices with relatively low yields, and the 2006 test was widely seen as a dud. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Q&A: What does North Korea’s third nuclear test mean for the world?