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N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June (SK's YTN)
YTN (S. Korea) ^ | 04/20/10

Posted on 04/19/2010 11:23:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

/being my translation

N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June

2010-04-20 13:33

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

[Report]

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.

/end my translation


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhonukes; nknukes; nkorea; northkorea; nucleartest; nuke; proliferation

1 posted on 04/19/2010 11:23:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/19/2010 11:23:55 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I guess Øbama’s letter wasn’t stern enough.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 11:25:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
To Chia Head, what qualifies as the stern response would be to blow up their bridge over Yalu, cutting off vital transportation link with China, for example.

Of course, one can do it with clandestine operation just as NK probably did with Cheonan.

4 posted on 04/19/2010 11:30:30 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: All

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.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 11:50:45 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So what happened with Chia Pet’s trip to China? I thought his train was spotted at the border awhile back?


6 posted on 04/19/2010 11:56:29 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
It turned out to be a freight train. Who knows? It could have been a decoy train.

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.

7 posted on 04/20/2010 12:02:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

0bama just needs to send another round of new years greets to the NK communists. Everything will be ok then.


8 posted on 04/20/2010 12:18:25 AM PDT by danieldu
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To: danieldu
I think Chia Head wants Zero to bow at his portrait every morning in more than 90 degree angle. Then he might be thinking about being generous.:-)
9 posted on 04/20/2010 12:22:21 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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


10 posted on 04/20/2010 1:30:35 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

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.


11 posted on 04/20/2010 1:56:08 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Korean TV is showing video of some large scale military exercises in NK. Lots of tanks and artillery action.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 3:52:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Unfortunately I think you are correct. Its looking more and more likely every day.


13 posted on 04/20/2010 3:54:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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


14 posted on 04/20/2010 5:11:11 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


15 posted on 04/20/2010 5:43:21 AM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: driftdiver; TigerLikesRooster

Anyone know if these NK military exercises were/are scheduled?


16 posted on 04/20/2010 5:53:55 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

Probably another Memorial Day Nuke snub at the US.


17 posted on 04/20/2010 10:15:37 AM PDT by Soul Citizen
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To: rdl6989; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; Cindy; All

That good one remind me of Team America joke

BTW UK Telegraph just score first photo of Chia Pet number three son

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/7609838/North-Korea-rare-photograph-of-Kim-Jong-ils-heir-apparent-emerges.html


18 posted on 04/20/2010 3:21:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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


19 posted on 04/20/2010 3:23:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

Thank you Seven of Nine for the ping.
I appreciate it.


20 posted on 04/20/2010 3:30:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

No problem post in your national security and terror thread I just bump into it


21 posted on 04/20/2010 3:31:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine
Unfortunately, the man in the photograph turned out to be not Kim Jong-il’s third son, the so-called successor. According to SK reports, he is a manager at a N. Korean steel factory.
22 posted on 04/20/2010 4:05:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That not Chia Pet son????

OH MAN UK Telegraph you really sucks


23 posted on 04/20/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
U.S. learned about this development last month and is busy drawing up its responses.

To be released in 2012.

24 posted on 04/21/2010 3:42:18 AM PDT by razorback-bert (So many questions, so few answers about Barry.)
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