February 21, 2024

North Korea may conduct nuclear test as early as this month, US says

State Department confirms DPRK preparing Punggye-ri test site as imagery has shown ongoing tunnel restoration work

North Korea could conduct its seventh nuclear test as early as this month, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

The assessment comes after satellite imagery analysis has revealed ongoing movement and activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri test site for months consistent with restoration work on tunnels leading to the underground nuclear test facility.