November 30, 2022

North Korea may conduct nuclear test ahead of US midterms: Seoul’s spy agency

National Intelligence Service also tells lawmakers Kim Jong Un has gained weight but has no apparent health issues

North Korea’s next nuclear test may come as early as next month, after China’s party congress and ahead of the U.S. midterms, South Korean lawmakers said after a briefing with the National Intelligence Service (NIS) on Wednesday.

The NIS reportedly shared the assessment with two ranking members of the National Assembly’s intelligence committee in the closed-door meeting.