Skip to comments.'N. Korea nuclear test may come within 2 weeks'
Posted on 04/23/2012 2:14:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
'N. Korea nuclear test may come within 2 weeks'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
S. Korean paper quotes gov't source as saying it is "highly likely" that North has installed a nuclear device inside tunnel.
After carrying out two nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, North Korea has completed preparations for a third such nuclear test, which could take place within two weeks, AFP reported Saturday, citing South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
Satellite images show an underground tunnel has been built at the site of North Korea's two previous nuclear tests. "Heaps of earth and sand which had been piled up outside the new tunnel have disappeared...It is highly likely that the North has installed a nuclear device inside the tunnel and sealed it (with the piles of earth and sand)," Chosun Ilbo quoted a South Korean government source as saying.
Last week, North Korea said it was ready to retaliate in the face of international condemnation over a failed rocket launch which the United States says was a disguised long-range missile test
The North also ditched an agreement to allow back inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency after a US decision to break off a deal struck earlier this year to provide the impoverished state with food aid.
Pyongyang called the US move a hostile act and said it was no longer bound to stick to its side of the Feb. 29 agreement, dashing any hopes that new leader Kim Jong-un would soften a foreign policy that has for years been based on the threat of an atomic arsenal to leverage concessions out of regional powers.
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Maybe the world will be lucky and this will blow up in their face too.
They have to do something to save face after we shot down their missile.
You can expect a stampede and riots at the site. Hungry North Koreans will hear this news as "heaps of earthen sandwich" and storm the place.
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