South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified intelligence source as saying North Korea was "clandestinely preparing a nuclear test" at the same location as the first two.The source added that workers in the destitute North had been seen in commercial satellite images digging a tunnel in the northeastern town of Punggye-ri, Kilju County, in addition to existing mines believed to have been used for tests in 2006 and 2009.
On April 3 Foreign Confidential reported the North "could respond to U.S. criticism and further sanctions by detonating another atomic device," adding:
Foreign Confidential™ analysts believe that a new, North Korean nuclear test is already being planned--with Iranian support. Moreover, Iranian experts will probably observe the upcoming missile launch, which is set for sometime between April 12 and 16.
The above-referenced report followed a March 26 Foreign Confidential™ early warning that
all kinds of aggressive acts and provocations on the part of North Korea are possible, including, in addition to the aforementioned, long-range missile launch, which is scheduled for mid-April, a new nuclear test and actual attacks on South Korean targets.
North Korea conducted its first nuclear test three months after launching a Taepodong-2 missile in 2006 and conducted another nuclear test only a month after launching a so-called space rocket in 2009.
Foreign Confidential™ (formerly China Confidential) is the only media outlet that accurately predicted both North Korean nuclear tests, including the exact dates of the explosions.
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