North Korea to test nuclear warhead, state media reports

March 14, 2016 11:07 PM

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(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered tests of a nuclear warhead in the "nearest future," state-run news agency KCNA said Tuesday.

According to KCNA, the proposed tests are the result of years of development and "diligent research" into heat-resistant materials and technology.

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