North Korea prepping nuclear site for new tests

Reports surfaced on Friday revealing that the North Korean regime is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site to conduct new nuclear weapon tests, according to South Korean media.


The nuclear site, which is located on North Korea’s east coast and which has already seen three previous nuclear tests, has recently been filled with busy workers and vehicles digging out the new tunnel, revealed a government source quoted by Yonhap news agency as reported by Reuters.


“The fact that they are constructing a new tunnel indicates the intention is to conduct a nuclear test at some point,” the unnamed source explained, adding that it had yet to be proven that the test would be held imminently.


Jeong Joon-Hee, a spokesperson for South Korea’s Unification Ministry, declined to confirm the report, but said his nation and the US are closely monitoring Pyongyang’s nuclear activity.


The report airs just days before a meeting in Seoul on Sunday, in which South Korean, Japanese and Chinese leaders will hold a summit that is to include a discussion of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.


US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is also to visit South Korea on Sunday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear threat.


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