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U.S. spy satellites detect new activity at N. Korean nuclear test site:CNN

U.S. spy satellites detect new activity at N. Korean nuclear test site:CNN

Posted June. 22, 2017 07:16,   

Updated June. 22, 2017 07:24

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CNN reported on Tuesday that U.S. spy satellites have detected activity at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the northeast of the country, quoting multiple U.S. government sources.

According to CNN, increased activity has been detected at the dictator's nuclear testing site, leading U.S. officials to believe that the North is ready for a sixth nuclear test. However, they also said the much-anticipated test is far from certain. CNN reported that there are concerns over a possible North Korean nuclear test timed with the U.S.-China security talks to be held in Washington on Wedensday.

The U.S. officials told CNN that the Donald Trump administration had discussed military responses to the new moves by the North.

Some analysts say that Trump will opt for active military actions because China’s pressures on North Korea would become useless if Pyongyang conducts an additional nuclear test. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried," Trump wrote on his Twitter account.



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