N. Korea Appears to Be Preparing for Nuclear Test

Aug. 17, 2006 — There is new evidence that North Korea may be preparing for an underground test of a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials told ABC News.
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“It is the view of the intelligence community that a test is a real possibility,” said a senior State Department official.

A senior military official told ABC News that a U.S. intelligence agency has recently observed “suspicious vehicle movement” at a suspected North Korean test site.

Link to article at ABC News

UPDATE: South Korea is calling BS on the report.

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South Korea says no evidence indicating possible North Korea nuclear test

South Korea said Friday it has no clear evidence that communist North Korea is preparing for a nuclear test, responding to a news report citing a U.S. official saying intelligence showed possible signs of an upcoming test.

“I haven’t heard that we have confirmed clear evidence that North Korea is pursuing a nuclear test,” Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok told lawmakers at a committee hearing.

But wait! There’s more!


Russian analyst thinks N. Korea capable of nuclear test blast

North Korea has the potential to conduct a test nuclear explosion, former chief of staff of the Strategic Rocket Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Yasin told Interfax-AVN on Friday. “The capability of North Korea for nuclear tests cannot be denied.

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