May 17, 2022

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Yoon holds first meeting with aides, floats possible North Korea nuclear test

New South Korean president echoes assessment from U.S. State Department that DPRK may soon conduct nuclear test

South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday held his first meeting with senior secretaries in charge of different sectors in his cabinet and discussed the possibility of a North Korean nuclear weapons test in the near future.

The remark comes days after the U.S. State Department acknowledged over the weekend that North Korea has been preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and could be ready to test “as early as this month.”