Activity at N.K. Test Site May Signal Imminent Nuclear Test

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door session of Parliament on Monday that signs of activity have been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site, possibly signaling that a new nuclear test is imminent.

CNN quotes a South Korean lawmaker who said satellite imagery indicates North Korean “has completed its preparation to carry out a nuclear test at Tunnel 2 and Tunnel 3 of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site,” while Tunnel 4 is apparently being expanded.

A report at The Australian states that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test within ten days possibly timed to coincide with the national holiday on September 9 commemorating the founding of the nation by current dictator Kim Jong-un’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung. North Korea’s last nuclear test was held in conjunction with this holiday in 2016.

The Australian suggests China would be profoundly displeased by another underground blast at Punggye-ri because such tests cause significant earth tremors and contaminate water and soil in China. If China is exceptionally angry at North Korea, they have yet to demonstrate it through any public statement.

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  • 5live5

    I hope this test takes the little pig faced dictator with it!!

  • Dannie Poe

    What should the US do? The US should declare that any missile falling within 50 miles of any US ally or territory will be seen as a act of war. The US should make a statement that if any nation wants to protect themselves from total destruction they can declare that the offending nation can designate the area of their nation they want leveled beforehand if they should think of doing such a thing. Then if they counter attack their whole nation is subject to being leveled. The UN should understand that the US means business when it comes to rouge nations with nuclear weapons. No nation should be allowed to blackmail any nation into submission just because they have nuclear weapons. If they want to play with the big boys they must understand the rules. Why is this important to declare in regard to North Korea and Iran? Both of these nations have already vowed to destroy the US. Now they would know the price they would pay for any form of aggression toward the US.

  • Keith

    Someone should make sure they have an “accident” at the site turning it to glass….

  • Paul

    Just how in the hell could McCain have let this happened?

  • Bruce Kellar

    Fat little chickenshit bastard can do most anything he wants until he puts McCain, Pelosi, Obama and their staffs on his advisory panel. Then he will march into DC and sign his declarations and we will bow to him.