North Korea likely to conduct new nuclear test in April

By on March 27, 2017


A diplomatic source reportedly said that Pyongyang was likely to carry out another nuclear test in April. (Photo by ASDFGH at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)])
A diplomatic source reportedly said that Pyongyang was likely to carry out another nuclear test in April. (Photo by ASDFGH at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)])
MOSCOW—A diplomatic source reportedly said that Pyongyang was likely to carry out another nuclear test in April.

Pyongyang may hold a new nuclear test in April, the sixth one since 2006, although the exact date is unclear, South Korean media reported on Monday.

“There are chances that the North will conduct an additional nuclear test, though I cannot say for sure that it will come around the summit between the U.S. and China (in early April) or [late Supreme Leader of North Korea] Kim Il-sung’s birthday (on April 15)… It could be done around April 25 when it celebrates the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army,” a diplomatic source told Yonhap news agency.

 

North Korea has conducted a total of five nuclear