Monday, October 09, 2006
FiM on the Sub-Continent
"Pakistan deplores the announcement by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that it has conducted a nuclear test. It is regrettable that the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) chose to ignore the advice of the international community not to test a nuclear weapon," Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam told a news conference today, Oct. 9, 2006 in the capital, Islamabad. India and Pakistan were roundly condemned after they stunned the world with back-to-back nuclear tests in May 1998, sparking fears of an arms race on the sub-continent.