The new North Korean leader, just like the old North Korean leader. Like father, like son? We know their tests haven't exactly been huge successes in the past, but there is always a first time.
Defying a resolution issued by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that condemned Pyongyang for test-firing a missile in December and tightened existing sanctions on the regime, North Korea's National Defence Commission said the new nuclear test would be part of its action against the "sworn enemy of the Korean people".
North Korea also vowed to push ahead with launches of more long-range rockets.
Describing the UN Security Council as "a marionette of the US," North Korean state media claimed the resolutions are "products of its blind pursuance of the hostile policy of the US.