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.
“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.
UPDATE: South Korea is calling BS on the report.
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.