Two North Korean nuclear tests likely, predict South Korean sources


It appears that North Korea could make good on recent threats to conduct further nuclear tests, with the final target being the United States.

A report in South Korean Newspaper Cho Sun quotes an unnamed military source who says: “North Korea has virtually finished preparations for nuclear tests in two tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamgyong Province.”

Last week, reports said that North Korea appeared to be attempting to camouflage the opening to these underground test sites, in a move similar to one employed when the country successfully launched a rocket in December.

Monday’s report in Cho Sun says that more North Korea nuclear tests appear “imminent.” The fear is that North Korea could eventually combine its nuclear technology with its rocket technology to create a small nuclear warhead.

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