Skip to comments.N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June (SK's YTN)
Posted on 04/19/2010 11:23:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June
It is said to be likely that N. Korea could conduct their third nuclear test in May or June.
As prospects dim for 6-party talks due to the sinking of Cheonan, this would further raise tension in Korean Peninsula.
Kim Seung-jae reporting from Beijing
According to credible diplomatic sources on N. Korea, it has been secretly preparing for their third nuclear test since last February.
It is their understanding that it would conduct the third nuclear test next month or in June.
They said that the test would show much improvement in technology and level of sophistication, unlike their first and second test.
N. Korea has been getting technical consultation from Russia for the test, according to the sources.
U.S. learned about this development last month and is busy drawing up its responses.
The sources said that U.S. intelligence officials recently visited S. Korea to discuss this matter.
N. Korean senior officials also recently visited Beijing and are having(or have had?) discussions with Chinese counterparts with regard to N. Korea's third nuclear test, according to the sources.
The sources also explained that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's rather unusual recent remark admitting that N. Korea possesses nukes could be viewed as a measure to head off the test.
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I guess Øbama’s letter wasn’t stern enough.
Of course, one can do it with clandestine operation just as NK probably did with Cheonan.
I truly think the world needs to come to grips with the reality that it is just a matter of time before we are going to see a nuke detonation on our soil or the soil of a close ally.
Its a fact we need to all accept and prepare for. its coming, maybe tomorrow, maybe next year or in 10 years but it will happen.
So what happened with Chia Pet’s trip to China? I thought his train was spotted at the border awhile back?
It won't surprise me if Chia Head tried to create an excuse to stay home. The Cheonan incident could also be a nice cover in that sense: "Those S. Korean puppets of American imperialists are acting up, so I need to stay home. Hopefully I will come later..." something like that.
Killing two birds with one stone: canceling trip to China and getting even with SK navy.
0bama just needs to send another round of new years greets to the NK communists. Everything will be ok then.
blow up a warship, test a nuke . . . and SK will continue to do nothing so as not to upset the status quo.
appeasement in action
Hosting G-20 summit is a dumb idea. Lee turn SK into a deeper hole. It has been kind of a hostage situation anyway, and he made it worse with this move.
Korean TV is showing video of some large scale military exercises in NK. Lots of tanks and artillery action.
Unfortunately I think you are correct. Its looking more and more likely every day.
I forgot about that . . . makes it even less likely that Lee is going to take any decisive action lest he scare away G-20 summit participants
The next time the Norks conduct a nuclear test, I want it to go horribly wrong, so the Dear Leader can go irate and imprison, or execute his nuclear scientists for their incompetence.
Anyone know if these NK military exercises were/are scheduled?
Probably another Memorial Day Nuke snub at the US.
That good one remind me of Team America joke
BTW UK Telegraph just score first photo of Chia Pet number three son
I got question any word on Pyongang Patty that Obama has replace her in CHia Pet favors LOL!
I know it sound like gay soap opera
Thank you Seven of Nine for the ping.
I appreciate it.
No problem post in your national security and terror thread I just bump into it
That not Chia Pet son????
OH MAN UK Telegraph you really sucks
To be released in 2012.