August 17, 2022

US concerned North Korea could test a nuke in ‘coming days’: State Department

Warning comes as IAEA says it sees signs DPRK is preparing to test an atomic weapon

The U.S. remains concerned that North Korea could test a nuclear weapon “in the coming days,” a State Department spokesperson said on Monday, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said there were signs at the Punggye-ri test site of a possible nuclear detonation in the near the future. 

“We remain concerned that the DPRK could seek a seventh nuclear test in the coming days,” spokesperson Ned Price told reporters during a regular press briefing