North Korea may be readying a nuclear test ‘as early as this month’, says US

Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (File image)

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Washington DC: The United States on Friday said that North Korea might conduct a nuclear test by the end of this month. According to the US military and intelligence agencies, Pyongyang could be ready to resume underground nuclear testing in May.

As per the US assessment Kim Jong Un’s government is likely to carry out the test at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. North Korea is reportedly making preparations for a nuclear test.

According to a report published in CNN, the movement of North Korea’s defence personnel and the military vehicle has been observed through satellite imagery. However, it is still not clear whether North Korea has placed nuclear material in one of the underground tunnels.