Tuesday, May 1, 2012

North Korean Nuclear Test 'Within 2 Weeks'

North Korea could conduct a nuclear test within the next two weeks, experts warn. "The preparations are done and all it needs to do is to push the button," a government source here said. "There is a strong chance that the North will spend some time considering the timing and conduct the test in early to mid-May."

NBC News last week also cited a U.S. government official as saying the North is likely to conduct a nuclear test in the next two weeks.

AP cited experts at Johns Hopkins University as saying that mining boxcars were spotted moving and piles of soil building up at the North's nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province. more