North Korea 'probably' preparing nuclear test: US think-tank
Published on Apr 25, 2014 9:12 AM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea appears to be making preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, a US think-tank said on Friday just hours before President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea for a visit.
New satellite images, taken just two days ago, showed additional activity at the Punggye-ri test site that is "probably related to preparations for a detonation", the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said.
The report echoed recent warnings from South Korea that the North might be planning a test to coincide with Obama's two-day visit.
Analysis suggested increased movement of vehicles and materials near what are believed to be the entrances to two completed test tunnels, the institute said on its closely followed 38 North website.
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