“It’s déjà vu all over again” — Yogi Berra
North Korea announced on February 12, 2013 that it had conducted a third nuclear weapons test, in spite of Barack Obama’s strong words:
I wanted to say a few words about North Korea’s announcement that it has conducted a nuclear test, as well as its decision to attempt a short-range missile launch.
North Korea’s nuclear ballistic missile programs pose a great threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their reckless action. North Korea’s actions endanger the people of Northeast Asia, they are a blatant violation of international law, and they contradict North Korea’s own prior commitments.
Now, the United States … must take action.
May 25, 2009
Office of the Press Secretary, “Remarks by the President on North Korea,” The White House, May 25 2009, accessed February 12, 2013, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-north-korea.