August 17, 2022

ROK military chief says North Korean nuclear test unlikely during monsoon season

DPRK state media has reported flooding in parts of the country, with typhoon forecast to bring more rain this week

North Korea is unlikely to conduct a seventh nuclear test during heavy seasonal rains, the outgoing head of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) told reporters on Tuesday.

Won In-choul made the assessment ahead of a handover ceremony on Tuesday, after President Yoon Suk-yeol tapped Army Gen. Kim Seung-kyum for the top military position earlier this week.