Tehran - National Geological Societies in Russia, South Korea and Japan reported an underground nuclear detonation occurred in North Korea at 19.35hrs local time. This is the second blast in 12 days. The second detonation was twice as powerful as the first, with an estimate yield of 6 megatons.
State Department analysts are now convinced that North Korea has nuclear weapons.
"We must act now, by putting boots on the ground, to send Pyongyang a clear signal that nuclear detonations will not be tolerated," a White House spokesperson said in this morning's press briefing.
The Pentagon refuses to comment about possible military action until that action is taken, however several sources report the US Air Force has begun bombing key military and infrastructure point in Iran.
US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been told to scrap whatever current missions they are involved in and have been called to the border with Iran, leading to speculation that a ground invasion may be imminent.
US President George Bush was quoted as saying, "We must stand firm and send a clear signal to Tehran that nuclear weapons programs will not be tolerated. I am authorizing the invasion of Iran to halt their nuclear weapons program. I am the authorizer, that's what I do, I authorize."
Preliminary reports state that Bhutan, Burkina Faso, and Guyana will join the US invasion of Iran as part of a "Union of the Loyal".