September 2016: North Korea Tests Nuclear Warhead
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- North Korea Tests Nuclear Warhead
- On Friday, September 9, 2016, North Korea tests a nuclear warhead, proving that the country has successfully built stronger and lighter nuclear weapons with a higher impact rate. The test takes place in Pyongyang and is the site's fifth atomic test in recent history. The president of South Korea says that the testing produced the largest explosive yield ever, calling the testing "fanatic recklessness" after it causes unusual seismic activity in the area. These advances in North Korea's ability to produce nuclear weapons fly in the face of existing international sanctions.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File