If the status quo of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is
already history, then we must either accept a world with more
nuclear weapon powers, or move to a nuclear-weapon-free world.
There is no third way.
India, the first country to engage in nuclear breakout in 1998,
has deplored North Korea's test as a threat to regional peace and
stability, and for highlighting the dangers of clandestine
proliferation. Thus, India joins the ranks of the nuclear powers
preaching nuclear abstinence while engaged in consenting
Others have condemned North Korea's test as "brazen," "grave,"