Fresh signs North Korea readying nuclear test: US think-tank

People watch a news report on North Korea's first hydrogen bomb test, at a railroad station in Seoul on January 6, 2016Analysis of recent satellite images suggests North Korea may be moving forward with preparations to conduct a fifth nuclear test in the near future, a US think-tank said Saturday. The pictures, dated May 5, show closely parked vehicles at what is believed to be the test command centre, some six kilometres (four miles) south of the underground detonation site at Punggye-ri in the country’s northeast. “While the historical record is incomplete, it appears that vehicles are not often seen there except during preparations for a test,” said the analysis by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

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