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Japanese media is reporting that Tokyo officials believe that Pyeongyang is preparing for its third nuclear test.
According to Kyodo News and Jiji News on Thursday, Japanese government officials have confirmed a new tunnel through satellite imagery at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site.
The site is known as the location where the communist state conducted its second nuclear test in May of last year.
Originally posted by noahproductions
People should look better before talking....
the picture is from May 26th 2009
The report comes after satellite images taken last month also showed heightened activity at the North's main Yongbyon nuclear complex, indicating Pyongyang was pushing ahead with its nuclear plans in defiance of international pressure.
TEST NOT IMMINENT
However, it seems unlikely the North will conduct a third test in the immediate future since current activities there suggest it will take "about three months" to prepare, the source added.
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil-yon told the U.N. General Assembly last month that Pyongyang would bolster its "nuclear deterrent" in response to the threat posed by the United States, but promised never to use its atomic arsenal to attack or threaten any nation.