Updated: 03/30/2014 15:03 | By Agence France-Presse

N. Korea 'will not rule out' a new nuclear test: KCNA

North Korea said Sunday it "will not rule out" a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation.


N. Korea 'will not rule out' a new nuclear test: KCNA

Worker-Peasant Red Guards parade through Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang, September 9, 2013

"(We) will not rule out a new form of a nuclear test aimed at strengthening our nuclear deterrence," Pyongyang's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency.

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