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(LEAD) Park strongly condemns N.K. nuclear test
SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye strongly condemned North Korea's nuclear test Tuesday, saying the incoming government will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North, her spokeswoman said.

"I strongly condemn North Korea's third nuclear test that was carried out in spite of strong warnings from us and the international community," Park said in a statement read by her spokeswoman Cho Yoon-sun. "North Korea's nuclear test is a grave threat to the Korean Peninsula and international peace, hampers inter-Korean trust-building and undermines efforts for peace."

   The statement came after Park held a 50-minute emergency meeting with transition team officials to discuss the nuclear test that came just before noon.





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