6,863. 10/9/2006

On October 9, 2006, “North Korea defied the world again by carrying out its first full-fledged nuclear test. [Chinese] President Hu [Jintao]‘s reaction was firmer this time. ‘The Chinese government strongly opposes this.’ he said. ‘We engaged in conversations to appeal to the North Koreans for restraint. However, our neighbor turned a deaf ear to our advice.’ “

 – George W. Bush, Decision Points, Page 425

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