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North Korea ‘preparing nuclear test’

February 21, 2011 Comments off

North Korea has started digging tunnels at its nuclear test site in apparent preparation for a third atomic detonation, a report said Sunday.

North Korea has started digging tunnels at its nuclear test site in apparent preparation for a third atomic detonation, a report said Sunday.  

The Tongchang-dong Missile and Space Launch Facility (lower center) in North Korea Photo: REUTERS
4:43PM GMT 20 Feb 2011

North Korea started building at least two new tunnels at its

facility in northeastern North Hamgyong province for a possible underground atomic test, according to a South Korean official.

The source told Yonhap news agency: “It is obvious evidence that it (the North) is preparing a third nuclear test.”

The report comes after Pyongyang racked Read more…

New North Korean Space Launch Site Appears Completed

February 17, 2011 Comments off

Steve Herman

voanews.com

Image taken from the Ikonos satellite, January 10, 2011 

Photo: GeoEye and Globalsecurity.org

Image taken from the Ikonos satellite, January 10, 2011

New satellite imagery seen by VOA News shows North Korea has completed a launch tower at its second missile launch facility, in the country’s northwest.  Intelligence analysts in the United States and South Korea are keeping a close eye on the facility, near Tongchang-dong.

The site is seen as a critical element in Pyongyang’s quest to build a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon across the Pacific.

The satellite pictures were taken during the past month. Most significantly, the photographs reveal Read more…