Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | February 5, 2013

Siegfried Hecker: North Korean nuclear test “will be easily detected” by the CTBTO

Professor Siegfried Hecker from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University lectures at the CTBTO CDI policy course on 8 September 2011

Professor Siegfried Hecker from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University lectures at the CTBTO CDI policy course on 8 September 2011

 

U.S. nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker in his 4 February analysis What to Expect from a North Korean Nuclear Test:

“A successful nuclear test will be easily detected because its seismic signals will be monitored around the world by the International Monitoring System established under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to monitor potential clandestine nuclear tests anywhere in the world. Both the 2006 and 2009 tests gave indisputable seismic evidence of nuclear tests. This one may be even easier to detect because Pyongyang has vowed to test at a higher level.”

 

For more see interview with Hecker or his recent article in CTBTO Spectrum, where he also shares his impression regarding the North Korean nuclear weapons programme from his last visit to Pyongyang.

 


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