Punggye-ri nuclear test site
North Korea may be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korean officials say.
South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told lawmakers there were signs of increased activity in the North’s main nuclear test site.
North Korea has stepped up its habitual fiery rhetoric against the US and South Korea in recent weeks.
Correspondents say it is unclear whether a test is being prepared or it is a ruse to boost the sense of crisis.
Mr Ryoo did not elaborate on the specific intelligence which led South Korea to suspect the North was set to carry out its fourth nuclear test.
But when asked about a news report that North Korea had stepped up activity at the underground site it has used in previous tests, he said “there are such signs”.
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