Segundo Jeffrey Lewis, no blogue Arms Control Wonk, o teste nuclear Norte-Coreano não terá sido coisa impressionante. Nos comentários, há quem discorde e até aponte notícias que referem a eventualidade de um segundo teste em breve.
Michele Alliot-Marie (Ministra da Defesa da França): “it was an explosion with a force of about half a kiloton, which is not an extremely powerful explosion, or it shows that there could have been a failure.”
Why won’t the Bush administration talk bilaterally and substantively with NK, as the Brits (and eventually the US) did with Libya? Because the Bush administration sees diplomacy as something to be engaged in with another country as a reward for that country’s good behavior. They seem not to see diplomacy as a tool to be used with antagonistic countries or parties, that might bring about an improvement in the behaviour of such entities, and a resolution to the issues that trouble us. Thus we do not talk to Iran, Syria, Hizballah or North Korea. We only talk to our friends — a huge mistake.
Donald Gregg (National Security Advisor na Presidência de Reagan)